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On Microfluidics Devices for Clinical Biosensor

  • Tarun Kumar Dhiman
  • G. B. V. S. Lakshmi
  • Pratima R. SolankiEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6_165-1

Synonyms

Definitions

Microfluidic devices are the devices that make use of the property of the fluid flow through the narrow channels having diameters ranging from few to several hundreds of micrometers. Biosensors devices quantify the physiological analytes such as glucose that present in the human blood serum. They are also used in the detection of harmful contents or the representative moieties that are specific to various deadly diseases like cancer and also to detect various toxins present in both human bodies, water and fluids, food, and environment. Microfluidic-based biosensors are also used as the platform for detection of various analytes.

Introduction

Microfluidics is the study of fluids and their properties in the micrometer size channels. These channels can have size ranging from few micrometers to several 100 micrometers (10–500 μm) (Whitesides 2006). Microfluidics is very promising and...
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tarun Kumar Dhiman
    • 1
  • G. B. V. S. Lakshmi
    • 1
  • Pratima R. Solanki
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Special Centre for NanoscienceJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Victor A. Eremeyev
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil and Environmental EngineeringGdańsk University of TechnologyGdańskPoland