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Sensors 2017, 17(8), 1707; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17081707

Recent Advancements towards Full-System Microfluidics

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
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Received: 18 July 2017 / Revised: 22 July 2017 / Accepted: 22 July 2017 / Published: 25 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microfluidics-Based Microsystem Integration Research)
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Abstract

Microfluidics is quickly becoming a key technology in an expanding range of fields, such as medical sciences, biosensing, bioactuation, chemical synthesis, and more. This is helping its transformation from a promising R&D tool to commercially viable technology. Fuelling this expansion is the intensified focus on automation and enhanced functionality through integration of complex electrical control, mechanical properties, in situ sensing and flow control. Here we highlight recent contributions to the Sensors Special Issue series called “Microfluidics-Based Microsystem Integration Research” under the following categories: (i) Device fabrication to support complex functionality; (ii) New methods for flow control and mixing; (iii) Towards routine analysis and point of care applications; (iv) In situ characterization; and (v) Plug and play microfluidics. View Full-Text
Keywords: microfluidic integration; microfabrication; microfluidics; MEMS; sensors; actuators; bio-microfluidics; point of care microfluidic integration; microfabrication; microfluidics; MEMS; sensors; actuators; bio-microfluidics; point of care
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