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Synthesis of Biomaterials Utilizing Microfluidic Technology

Materials Genome Institute, Shanghai University, Shanghai 201800, China
Advanced Placement of Chemistry Program, International Department, Huzhou New Century Foreign Language School, Huzhou 313100, China
ETH Zurich, Zurich 8093, Switzerland
School of Life Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department, the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah 46001, Iraq
Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), 80539 Munich, Germany
Faculty of Medicine, Technical University of Munich (TUM), 81675 Munich, Germany
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Genes 2018, 9(6), 283;
Received: 30 April 2018 / Revised: 23 May 2018 / Accepted: 30 May 2018 / Published: 5 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue From the Lab-on-a-Chip to the Organ-on-a-Chip)
Recently, microfluidic technologies have attracted an enormous amount of interest as potential new tools for a large range of applications including materials synthesis, chemical and biological detection, drug delivery and screening, point-of-care diagnostics, and in-the-field analysis. Their ability to handle extremely small volumes of fluids is accompanied by additional benefits, most notably, rapid and efficient mass and heat transfer. In addition, reactions performed within microfluidic systems are highly controlled, meaning that many advanced materials, with uniform and bespoke properties, can be synthesized in a direct and rapid manner. In this review, we discuss the utility of microfluidic systems in the synthesis of materials for a variety of biological applications. Such materials include microparticles or microcapsules for drug delivery, nanoscale materials for medicine or cellular assays, and micro- or nanofibers for tissue engineering. View Full-Text
Keywords: microfluidics; biomaterials; microparticles; microfibers; liposomes; artificial cells; tissue engineering microfluidics; biomaterials; microparticles; microfibers; liposomes; artificial cells; tissue engineering
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Wang, X.; Liu, J.; Wang, P.; DeMello, A.; Feng, L.; Zhu, X.; Wen, W.; Kodzius, R.; Gong, X. Synthesis of Biomaterials Utilizing Microfluidic Technology. Genes 2018, 9, 283.

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Wang X, Liu J, Wang P, DeMello A, Feng L, Zhu X, Wen W, Kodzius R, Gong X. Synthesis of Biomaterials Utilizing Microfluidic Technology. Genes. 2018; 9(6):283.

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Wang, Xiaohong, Jinfeng Liu, Peizhou Wang, Andrew DeMello, Lingyan Feng, Xiaoli Zhu, Weijia Wen, Rimantas Kodzius, and Xiuqing Gong. 2018. "Synthesis of Biomaterials Utilizing Microfluidic Technology" Genes 9, no. 6: 283.

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