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Micromachines 2015, 6(9), 1249-1271; doi:10.3390/mi6091249

Recent Advances in Applications of Droplet Microfluidics

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Institute of Occupational Safety and Hazardous Prevention, Hungkuang University, Taichung 43302, Taiwan
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Institute of Materials Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan
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Department of Applied Cosmetology, Hungkuang University, Taichung 43302, Taiwan
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Department of Chemical Engineering, National United University, Miaoli 36003, Taiwan
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Andrew deMello and Xavier Casadevall i Solvas
Received: 31 July 2015 / Revised: 25 August 2015 / Accepted: 26 August 2015 / Published: 2 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Droplet Microfluidics: Techniques and Technologies)
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Abstract

Droplet-based microfluidics is a colloidal and interfacial system that has rapidly progressed in the past decade because of the advantages of low fabrication costs, small sample volumes, reduced analysis durations, high-throughput analysis with exceptional sensitivity, enhanced operational flexibility, and facile automation. This technology has emerged as a new tool for many recently used applications in molecular detection, imaging, drug delivery, diagnostics, cell biology and other fields. Herein, we review recent applications of droplet microfluidics proposed since 2013. View Full-Text
Keywords: droplet; microfluidics; applications; detection; imaging; drug delivery; diagnostics; cell droplet; microfluidics; applications; detection; imaging; drug delivery; diagnostics; cell
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Chou, W.-L.; Lee, P.-Y.; Yang, C.-L.; Huang, W.-Y.; Lin, Y.-S. Recent Advances in Applications of Droplet Microfluidics. Micromachines 2015, 6, 1249-1271.

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