Special Issue "Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip Applications"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "B:Biology and Biomedicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Laura Cerqueira
Guest Editor
LEPABE - Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: biomedical engineering; food safety and biotechnology; microbiology; NAM-FISH; microfluidics; lab on a chip
Dr. João Mário Miranda
Co-Guest Editor
Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: microscale flow and mass transport; acoustic mixing; biofouling; cell trapping; hemodynamics in micro and macroscales; biomimetic fluids; production of microparticles; two phase flows in microdevices
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microfluidics and the lab-on-a-chip concept have been found to be crucial for the integration, parallelization, and miniaturization of various tests with widespread application in pharmaceutical and life science research and environmental, industrial, and food safety areas. Introducing miniaturization will favor versatility, ease-of-use, time-to-result, and cost per test, hence benefitting both society and the business sector.

As an example, the coverage of this concept is well reflected in the point-of-care molecular diagnostic market due to their small dimensions, accuracy, low cost, low power consumption, and portability.

Therefore, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers and review articles focusing on lab-on-a-chip devices, namely by:

(1) The development of novel designs for miniaturization, microfluidic devices and biosensors, using technological advances in nanomaterials and microthecnologies;

(2) The integration in targeting applications, including, but not exclusively to nucleic acid analysis, drug delivery, point-of-care diagnostics, cellular and molecular detection, biotechnology, and engineering.

Dr. Laura Cerqueira
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Lab-on-a-chip 
  • Point-of-care diagnostics 
  • Nucleic acid analysis 
  • Cellular and molecular detection 
  • Microfluidics 
  • Miniaturization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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