Special Issue "Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip Platforms for High-Performance Diagnostics"
A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2012)
Dr. Jens Ducrée
Dublin City University, School of Physics Sciences, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Interests: microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technology
Microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technologies are commonly deemed a key enabler for high-performance future diagnostics. Amongst the techno-scientific advantages which are intrinsic to these miniaturised systems are: laminar flow conditions; enhanced, diffusion-advection controllable mixing and reaction kinetics; low sample and reagent volumes; availability of capillary flow and surface tension related effects; amenability for large-scale combinatorial assays; and scale matching on the micro-to-nano-range for large biomolecules and cells. On a system level, lab-on-a-chip technologies offer user-friendly sample-to-answer automation, single-use cartridges for potentially biohazardous samples, compact footprint, simplified instrumentation. These features empower use in decentralized point-of-care settings, for instance as portable devices in doctor’s offices, ambulances, patient self-testing at home and global diagnostics. Lab-on-a-chip platforms also bear a high potential to leverage next-generation companion diagnostics for personalized (stratified) medicine.
Dr. Jens Ducrée
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- molecular diagnostics
- cell sorting
Diagnostics 2012, 2(1), 1; doi:10.3390/diagnostics2010001
Received: 20 March 2012; Accepted: / Published: 20 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (19 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Diagnostics 2012, 2(4), 72-82; doi:10.3390/diagnostics2040072
Received: 26 September 2012; in revised form: 24 October 2012 / Accepted: 26 November 2012 / Published: 29 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (716 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Diagnostics 2012, 2(4), 83-96; doi:10.3390/diagnostics2040083
Received: 8 October 2012; in revised form: 13 November 2012 / Accepted: 3 December 2012 / Published: 6 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (825 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Diagnostics 2012, 2(4), 97-106; doi:10.3390/diagnostics2040097
Received: 2 October 2012; in revised form: 26 November 2012 / Accepted: 3 December 2012 / Published: 6 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (10122 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: A Review of Heating and Temperature Control in Microfluidic Systems: Techniques and Applications
Diagnostics 2013, 3(1), 33-67; doi:10.3390/diagnostics3010033
Received: 23 November 2012; in revised form: 19 December 2012 / Accepted: 4 January 2013 / Published: 15 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1601 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Communication: Performance Evaluation of Fast Microfluidic Thermal Lysis of Bacteria for Diagnostic Sample Preparation
Diagnostics 2013, 3(1), 105-116; doi:10.3390/diagnostics3010105
Received: 10 December 2012; in revised form: 10 January 2013 / Accepted: 16 January 2013 / Published: 17 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (502 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Diagnostics 2013, 3(1), 126-154; doi:10.3390/diagnostics3010126
Received: 10 December 2012; in revised form: 10 January 2013 / Accepted: 23 January 2013 / Published: 27 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (902 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: A Disposable Microfluidic Virus Concentration Device Based on Evaporation and Interfacial Tension
Diagnostics 2013, 3(1), 155-169; doi:10.3390/diagnostics3010155
Received: 18 December 2012; in revised form: 12 February 2013 / Accepted: 20 February 2013 / Published: 28 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (724 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 27 November 2012