In the last decade, there is a great interest in analytical miniaturized systems on microchips, and on chip integrated systems for different chemical processes like mixing, reactions and detection are on rapid progress.
The advantage of miniaturized integrated systems include less sample volume and reagent consumption, more effective reaction because of the large ratio of surface-to-volume and lower cost. It also permits a rapid and efficient mixing as well as the recording of continuous IR spectra. These benefits lead the microchip technology to the various applications like flow control, chemical analysis, biomedical diagnostics, drug discovery, inkjet printers, biochemical assays, genetic analysis, drug screening, electrochromatography.
Antithyroid drug measurement in microfluidic chip-PTLM
Protein conformation states studied using microfluidic mixer
Bio cell manipulation using microfluidic cell rotator
Low voltage DC electroporation on a microfluidic chip
Flow control in microfluidic / lab-on-chip applications
Microfluidic applications demand accurate control and measurement of small fluid flows and volumes within the microchannels. Precise and tunable flow rates are crucial in microfluidic applications involving droplets, cell manipulation, chemical and biomolecular sensing, and sample processing.