eBook Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857097040
  • ISBN-13: 9780857097040
  • DDC: 620.106
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 684 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Microfluidics or lab-on-a-chip (LOC) is an important technology suitable for numerous applications from drug delivery to tissue engineering. Microfluidic devices for biomedical applications discusses the fundamentals of microfluidics and explores in detail a wide range of medical applications.The first part of the book reviews the fundamentals of microfluidic technologies for biomedical applications with chapters focussing on the materials and methods for microfabrication, microfluidic actuation mechanisms and digital microfluidic technologies. Chapters in part two examine applications in drug discovery and controlled-delivery including micro needles. Part three considers applications of microfluidic devices in cellular analysis and manipulation, tissue engineering and their role in developing tissue scaffolds and stem cell engineering. The final part of the book covers the applications of microfluidic devices in diagnostic sensing, including genetic analysis, low-cost bioassays, viral detection, and radio chemical synthesis.Microfluidic devices for biomedical applications is an essential reference for medical device manufacturers, scientists and researchers concerned with microfluidics in the field of biomedical applications and life-science industries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials.
About the Editors.
1: Fundamentals of Microfluidic Technologies for Biomedical Applications.
2: Materials and Methods for the Microfabrication of Microfluidic Biomedical Devices.
3: Surface Coatings for Microfluidic-Based Biomedical Devices.
4: Actuation Mechanisms for Microfluidic Biomedical Devices.
5: Digital Microfluidics Technologies for Biomedical Devices.
6: Applications of Microfluidic Devices for Drug Delivery and Discovery.
7: Controlled Drug Delivery Using Microfluidic Devices.
8: Microneedles for Drug Delivery and Monitoring.
9: Microfluidic Devices for Drug Discovery and Analysis.
10: Applications of Microfluidic Devices for Cellular Analysis and Tissue Engineering.
11: Microfluidic Devices for Cell Manipulation.
12: Microfluidic Devices for Single-Cell Trapping and Automated Micro-Robotic Injection.
13: Microfluidic Devices for Developing Tissue Scaffolds.
14: Microfluidic Devices for Stem Cell Analysis.
15: Applications of Microfluidic Devices in Diagnostic Sensing.
16: Development of Immunoassays for Protein Analysis on Nanobioarray Chips.
17: Integrated Microfluidic Systems for Genetic Analysis.
18: Low-Cost Assays in Paper-Based Microfluidic Biomedical Devices.
19: Microfluidic Devices for Viral Detection.
20: Microfluidics for Monitoring and Imaging Pancreatic Islet and β-Cells for Human Transplant.
21: Microfluidic Devices for Radio Chemical Synthesis.
Other Backmatter.