Special Issue "Lab-on-a-Chip"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: biomedical MEMS; RF MEMS; nanophotonics; MEMS packaging
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Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) stands for the vision to integrate all necessary functions to perform, e.g., a chemical analysis, a biochemical assay or even the organic synthesis of new chemicals on a single miniaturized device, built from a planar substrate (silicon, glass, ceramics, polymers, ...) using micro and nanofabrication techniques. Its promises include fast analyses and high throughput, minute consumption of sample and resources, ruggedness, ease-of-use and portability. LOC is a very cross-disciplinary research field, which requires input from engineers, chemists, physicists, biologists and medical experts, not least because of the technological bricks that have to come together to realize lab-on-a-chip systems: fabrication, materials, surface treatments, microfluidics, sample preparation, separation techniques, detection approaches, and much more. Beyond ongoing efforts to refine the toolbox of LOC and to improve the understanding of fundamental aspects (e.g., transport in nanofluidic channels), applications of LOC can be found within medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, food quality control, early detection of warfare agents, and drug development. This special issue will highlight recent developments within LOC technology as well as examples of state-of-the-art applications.
Prof. Dr. Jeong-Bong (JB) Lee
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