Microfluidic Applications: What is Lab on a Chip?

Posted By Borja Barredo / Technology Blog / Lab on a Chip, microfluidic companies, microfluidics / No hay comentarios

Microfluidic Chip: Lab on a chip solution

Microfluidic Lab on a Chip (LOC) is a Device which integrates one or several laboratory functions on a single chip of only milimeters to few centimeters in size and that are capable of handling extremely small fluid volumes down to less than pico liters.



The main ADVANTAGES are:

– Low fluid volume consumption

– Faster analysis and response times

– Better controlled reactions

– Optimized heat and mass transfer

– Compactness

– Low fabrication costs

There is an  increasing interest in MEDICINE , BIOLOGY and ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY to develop these devices due to the flexibility, cost and speed.



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