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Microfluidic Applications in Various Fields: Microanalysis, Biodefense, and Microelectronics

EasyChair Preprint no. 12387

10 pagesDate: March 4, 2024


Microfluidics has emerged as a powerful technology with numerous applications across various fields, including microanalysis, biodefense, and microelectronics. This abstract provides an overview of the diverse applications of microfluidics in these fields and highlights the significant impact it has made in advancing research, diagnostics, and manufacturing processes.


In the field of microanalysis, microfluidics has revolutionized traditional laboratory-based techniques by miniaturizing analytical systems and enabling precise manipulation of small volumes of fluids. Microfluidic devices offer advantages such as high sensitivity, rapid analysis, and reduced sample and reagent consumption. They have been employed for applications like chemical and biological sensing, DNA sequencing, drug discovery, and point-of-care diagnostics. The integration of microfluidics with other technologies, such as lab-on-a-chip devices, has further expanded the capabilities of microanalysis systems, enabling complex and multiplexed assays in a compact format.


Microfluidics has also found significant applications in biodefense. The ability to handle and analyze small volumes of samples with high precision and speed has been crucial in detecting and identifying biological threats. Microfluidic platforms have been developed for pathogen detection, biothreat monitoring, and environmental surveillance. These devices can rapidly and accurately detect pathogens, toxins, and other bioagents with minimal sample preparation. Their portability and ease of use make them particularly valuable in field settings and resource-limited environments.

Keyphrases: Biodefense, pathogen, Technology

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  author = {Favour Olaoye and Kaledio Potter},
  title = {Microfluidic Applications in Various Fields: Microanalysis, Biodefense, and Microelectronics},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 12387},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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