Microfluidics-Enabled Diagnostic Systems: Markets, Challenges, and Examples

  • Holger BeckerEmail author
  • Claudia Gärtner
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1547)


Microfluidics has become an important tool for the commercial product development in diagnostics. This article will focus on current technical demands during the development process such as material and integration challenges. Furthermore, we present data on the diagnostics market as well as examples of microfluidics-enabled systems currently under commercial development or already on the market.

Key words

Microfluidics Commercialization Product development Diagnostic cartridge 



Part of the work was carried out within the frame of the EU-FP7 project ROUTINE, contract no. 304941 ( We thank Nicolas Demierre, Keith Page, Jeroen Nieuwenhuis, Stephen Floe, and Klaus Schindlbeck for providing the images for Subheading3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.microfluidic ChipShop GmbHJenaGermany

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