Advancements and Potential Applications of Microfluidic Approaches—A Review
AbstractA micro-level technique so-called “microfluidic technology or simply microfluidic” has gained a special place as a powerful tool in bioengineering and biomedical engineering research due to its core advantages in modern science and engineering. Microfluidic technology has played a substantial role in numerous applications with special reference to bioscience, biomedical and biotechnological research. It has facilitated noteworthy development in various sectors of bio-research and upsurges the efficacy of research at the molecular level, in recent years. Microfluidic technology can manipulate sample volumes with precise control outside cellular microenvironment, at micro-level. Thus, enable the reduction of discrepancies between in vivo and in vitro environments and reduce the overall reaction time and cost. In this review, we discuss various integrations of microfluidic technologies into biotechnology and its paradigmatic significance in bio-research, supporting mechanical and chemical in vitro cellular microenvironment. Furthermore, specific innovations related to the application of microfluidics to advance microbial life, solitary and co-cultures along with a multiple-type cell culturing, cellular communications, cellular interactions, and population dynamics are also discussed. View Full-Text
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Ahmed, I.; Akram, Z.; Bule, M.H.; Iqbal, H.M.N. Advancements and Potential Applications of Microfluidic Approaches—A Review. Chemosensors 2018, 6, 46.
Ahmed I, Akram Z, Bule MH, Iqbal HMN. Advancements and Potential Applications of Microfluidic Approaches—A Review. Chemosensors. 2018; 6(4):46.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ahmed, Ishtiaq; Akram, Zain; Bule, Mohammed H.; Iqbal, Hafiz M.N. 2018. "Advancements and Potential Applications of Microfluidic Approaches—A Review." Chemosensors 6, no. 4: 46.
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