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Special Issue "Paper Microfluidics: Fundamental Studies and Applications"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017).
Interests: microfluidics; paper-based devices; lab-on-a-chip; biosensors; microfludic fuel cells and batteries; chemometrics
Paper microfluidics is increasingly being used in a variety of scientific disciplines to examine a paucity of chemical and biological interactions. Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (mPADs) have emerged as viable multiplexable platform with the potential to transcend existing techniques in resource-limited settings. Recently, great strides have been made by incorporating paper microfluidics technologies into microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) or “lab-on-a chip” (LOC) technologies in the pharmaceutical, defense, biotechnology, bioterrorism, and point-of-care (POC) diagnostic device industries. mPADs can be easily fabricated by patterning hydrophobic materials in hydrophilic paper. Paper has a number of advantages as a microfluidics platform due to its low cost and ability to wick aqueous fluids without the use of active pumping. Paper is also thin, lightweight, easy to stack, store, and transport, compatible with biological samples, and available in many forms with a wide range of properties. This Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on novel methodological developments in paper microfluidics and their applications in a myriad of disciplines.
Prof. Frank A. Gomez
Prof. Carlos D. Garcia
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 1600 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.
- Paper microfluidics,
- microfluidic techniques,
- point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices,
- lab-on-a-chip, assays