Bioanalysis in microfluidic devices

Julia Khandurina, András Guttman

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Abstract

Microfabricated bioanalytical devices (also referred to as laboratory-on-a-chip or μ-TAS) offer highly efficient platforms for simultaneous analysis of a large number of biologically important molecules, possessing great potential for genome, proteome and metabolome studies. Development and implementation of microfluidic-based bioanalytical tools involves both established and evolving technologies, including microlithography, micromachining, micro-electromechanical systems technology and nanotechnology. This article provides an overview of the latest developments in the key device subject areas and the basic interdisciplinary technologies. Important aspects of DNA and protein analysis, interfacing issues and system integration are all thoroughly discussed, along with applications for this novel "synergized" technology in high-throughput separations of biologically important molecules. This review also gives a better understanding of how to utilize these technologies as well as to provide appropriate technical solutions to problems perceived as being more fundamental.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-183
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
Volume943
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 18 2002

Keywords

  • Chip technology
  • DNA
  • Instrumentation
  • Proteins
  • Reviews

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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