Special Issue "Droplet Microfluidics: Techniques and Technologies, Volume II"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
Droplet-based microfluidic platforms are increasingly used in a wide variety of situations in the chemical and biological sciences. For example, genetic and transcriptomic screens, nanomaterial synthesis, single cell assays, proteomics, and clinical diagnostics have all profited from the adoption of such formats. Key advantages associated with droplet-based microfluidics include the reduced consumption of reagents, the ability to handle target molecules at a low copy number with exceptionally high analytical throughput (droplets are typically generated at kHz frequencies). To realize their full potential, there is a recognized need to develop, refine, and integrate basic unit operations for the manipulation and processing of pL-volume droplets. Regardless, in recent years, it has become progressively more difficult to disseminate pure engineering developments of this kind. Accordingly, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on novel methodological developments for the generation, manipulation, and utilization of droplets in a variety of formats, with particular interest being paid to techniques for large scale/high content screens, high-throughput experimentation, and single droplet identification/manipulation.
Prof. Dr. Andrew deMello
Dr. Xavier Casadevall i Solvas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- microdroplet operations
- microfluidic techniques
- high throughput screening
- large-scale assays
- high content screens
- lab on a chip
- micro total analysis systems