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Magnetic Microreactors with Immobilized Enzymes—From Assemblage to Contemporary Applications

Laboratory of Biotechnology, Department of Biological Applications and Technology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina 45110, Greece
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Catalysts 2018, 8(7), 282; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8070282
Received: 29 June 2018 / Revised: 11 July 2018 / Accepted: 12 July 2018 / Published: 14 July 2018
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Abstract

Microfluidics, as the technology for continuous flow processing in microscale, is being increasingly elaborated on in enzyme biotechnology and biocatalysis. Enzymatic microreactors are a precious tool for the investigation of catalytic properties and optimization of reaction parameters in a thriving and high-yielding way. The utilization of magnetic forces in the overall microfluidic system has reinforced enzymatic processes, paving the way for novel applications in a variety of research fields. In this review, we hold a discussion on how different magnetic particles combined with the appropriate biocatalyst under the proper system configuration may constitute a powerful microsystem and provide a highly explorable scope. View Full-Text
Keywords: microfluidics; enzymatic microreactors; magnetic particles; nanomaterials; immobilization microfluidics; enzymatic microreactors; magnetic particles; nanomaterials; immobilization
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Gkantzou, E.; Patila, M.; Stamatis, H. Magnetic Microreactors with Immobilized Enzymes—From Assemblage to Contemporary Applications. Catalysts 2018, 8, 282.

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