Special Issue "Microfluidics in Chemistry: Past, Present and Future"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "C:Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 65

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Yuting Shang
Guest Editor
Department of Food Science & Engineering, Institute of Food Safety & Nutrition, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
Interests: microfluidic design and fabrication; droplet; biosensor; bacteria detection
Department of Food Science and Technology, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
Interests: microfluidic chip; bacteria; food safety

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microfluidic chips consist of a network of microchannels that span the entire system, allowing for precise control of fluids. These chips integrate optical, electrical, magnetic, and acoustic technologies to enable various functions in traditional chemical or biological laboratories. The development of microfluidic chips is strategically important due to their versatility as small, controllable tools that can incorporate multiple unit technologies and facilitate flexible combination and scale integration to address the diverse societal needs across various fields. These fields encompass disease diagnosis, food safety, environmental testing, judicial identification, and other areas related to human life quality.

Fluid motion characteristics at the micron scale differ significantly from those at the macroscopic scale, presenting opportunities for accurate fluid control and exploration. Additionally, by combining microfluidic techniques for driving and controlling fluids (such as microvalves, micropumps, and electroosmosis), micromixing and microreaction (such as micromixers and microreactors), and droplet manipulation, microfluidic chips provide a supportive platform for in-depth research in nucleic acid analysis (gene mutation, genotyping, and DNA sequencing), protein analysis (protein purification, derivation, isolation, and characterization), and cell analysis (cell culture, sorting, capture, and cleavage). Notably, microfluidic chip-based diagnostics, specifically on-site real-time detection, represent an ideal platform for realizing the concept of point-of-care testing, holding great significance for global public health.

This Special Issue focuses on the basic characteristics of microfluidics and new approaches to the application of microfluidic technology. Submissions should cover all aspects of the development and application of new microfluidic chips.

Dr. Yuting Shang
Prof. Dr. Yu Ding
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • microfluid
  • fluid control
  • microfluidic chips
  • microfluidic chip structure
  • point-of-care testing droplet
  • nucleic acid analysis
  • protein analysis
  • cell analysis
  • bio-integrated applications

Published Papers

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