Microfluidics in Detection Science: Lab-on-a-chip Technologies (Detection Science)

Microfluidics in Detection Science: Lab-on-a-chip Technologies (Detection Science)

By: Fatima H. Labeed (editor), Henry O. Fatoyinbo (editor), Kin Fong Lei (contributor), Matthew Davies (contributor), Rafael V. Davalos (contributor), Fatoyinbo Fatoyinbo (contributor), Lapizco-Encinas Lapizco-Encinas (contributor), Michael Thompson (editor_in_chief), Damien Arrigan (series_editor), Subrayal M. Reddy (series_editor)Hardback

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Description

The concept of a miniaturised laboratory on a disposable chip is now a reality, and in everyday use in industry, medicine and defence. New devices are launched all the time, prompting the need for a straightforward guide to the design and manufacture of lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices. This book presents a modular approach to the construction and integration of LOC components in detection science. The editors have brought together some of the leading experts from academia and industry to present an accessible guide to the technology available and its potential. Several chapters are devoted to applications, presenting both the sampling regime and detection methods needed. Further chapters describe the integration of LOC devices, not only with each other but also into existing technologies. With insights into LOC applications, from biosensing to molecular and chemical analysis, and presenting scaled-down versions of existing technology alongside unique approaches that exploit the physics of the micro and nano-scale, this book will appeal to newcomers to the field and practitioners requiring a convenient reference.

About Author

Dr. Sub Reddy (C.Chem. MRSC) obtained his first class degree in Chemistry from the University of Manchester. He received his Ph.D. in Membrane-based Electrochemical Biosensing from the same University (1996). His post-doctoral research interests have included the development of quartz crystal-based biosensors, operating in the liquid phase (University of Wales, Bangor; 1994-1997) and the development of application-specific odour sensors (UMIST, Manchester; 1997-1998). Dr. Reddy was Senior Lecturer in Applied Analytical Chemistry at the University of Surrey and recently moved to the University of Central Lancashire as Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry. Current research interests include the development of smart, permselective and biocompatible molecular imprinted polymers and membrane materials for the sensor/sample interface and the advancement of smart materials-based electrochemical, quartz crystal and optical sensors for medical, food and environmental applications. He is particularly interested in developing hydrogel-based molecularly imprinted polymers (HydroMIPs) for the determination of protein markers and other biomarkers and construction of biosensors.

Contents

Materials and Fabrication Techniques for Nano and Microfluidic Devices; Microfluidics Theory in Practice; Electrokinetics and Rare Cell Detection; Digital Microfluidics; Manipulation of Micro/nano Objects via Surface Acoustic Waves; Introduction to Optofluidics for LOC Systems; Applications of Dielectrophoresis in Microfluidics; Novel Lab-on-a-chip Sensing Systems

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849736381
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 281
  • ID: 9781849736381
  • weight: 598
  • ISBN10: 1849736383

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