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Microfluidic Devices for Label-Free DNA Detection

Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio) and Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
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Chemosensors 2018, 6(4), 43;
Received: 2 August 2018 / Revised: 17 September 2018 / Accepted: 18 September 2018 / Published: 25 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Label-Free Biosensors and Chemical Sensors)
Sensitive and specific DNA biomarker detection is critical for accurately diagnosing a broad range of clinical conditions. However, the incorporation of such biosensing structures in integrated microfluidic devices is often complicated by the need for an additional labelling step to be implemented on the device. In this review we focused on presenting recent advances in label-free DNA biosensor technology, with a particular focus on microfluidic integrated devices. The key biosensing approaches miniaturized in flow-cell structures were presented, followed by more sophisticated microfluidic devices and higher integration examples in the literature. The option of full DNA sequencing on microfluidic chips via nanopore technology was highlighted, along with current developments in the commercialization of microfluidic, label-free DNA detection devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: DNA; biosensor; label-free; microfluidics; Lab-on-Chip DNA; biosensor; label-free; microfluidics; Lab-on-Chip
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Dutta, G.; Rainbow, J.; Zupancic, U.; Papamatthaiou, S.; Estrela, P.; Moschou, D. Microfluidic Devices for Label-Free DNA Detection. Chemosensors 2018, 6, 43.

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