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Microfluidics for Biologists

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Chandra K. Dixit
  • Ajeet Kaushik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Chandra K. Dixit
    Pages 1-32
  3. Geeta Bhatt, Sanjay Kumar, Poonam Sundriyal, Pulak Bhushan, Aviru Basu, Jitendra Singh et al.
    Pages 33-83
  4. Gregory W. Bishop
    Pages 103-113
  5. Brian Henderson, David J. Kinahan, Jens Ducrée
    Pages 115-144
  6. Pandiaraj Manickam, Jairo Nelson, Shekhar Bhansali
    Pages 145-164
  7. Elizaveta Vereshchagina
    Pages 165-190
  8. Shipra Solanki, Chandra Mouli Pandey
    Pages 191-221
  9. Ajeet Kaushik, Chandra K. Dixit
    Pages 247-248
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-252

About this book


This book describes novel microtechnologies and integration strategies for developing a new class of assay systems to retrieve desired health information from patients in real-time. The selection and integration of sensor components and operational parameters for developing point-of-care (POC) are also described in detail. The basics that govern the microfluidic regimen and the techniques and methods currently employed for fabricating microfluidic systems and integrating biosensors are thoroughly covered. This book also describes the application of microfluidics in the field of cell and molecular biology, single cell biology, disease diagnostics, as well as the commercially available systems that have been either introduced or have the potential of being used in research and development. This is an ideal book for aiding biologists in understanding the fundamentals and applications of microfluidics. 

This book also: 

Describes the preparatory methods for developing 3-dimensional microfluidic structures and their use for Lab-on-a-Chip design

Explains the significance of miniaturization and integration of sensing components to develop wearable sensors for point-of-care (POC)

Demonstrates the application of microfluidics to life sciences and analytical chemistry, including disease diagnostics and separations

Motivates new ideas related to novel platforms, valving technology, miniaturized transduction methods, and device integration to develop next generation sequencing 

Discusses future prospects and challenges of the field of microfluidics in the areas of life sciences in general and diagnostics in particular


Diagnostic-on-a-Chip 3D printing and fabrication Lab-on-a-Chip surfaces in microfluidic biosensors Materials in microfluidic biosensors Valving Technology for controlled sampling Paper microfluidics for disease diagnostics On-chip immunodiagnostics On-chip molecular analysis Single cell diagnostics

Editors and affiliations

  • Chandra K. Dixit
    • 1
  • Ajeet Kaushik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Immunology Center for Personalized Nanomedicine, Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology, Herbert Wertheim College of MedicineFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

About the editors

Chandra Dixit is in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut.

Ajeet Kaushik is in the Department of Immunology at Florida International University.

Gerson Aguirre is in the Biomedical Engineering Department at McGill University.

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