Electrified Lab-On-A-Disc: A Novel Approach To Lab-On-A-Chip Systems
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David J. Kinahan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University.

                       

Electrified Lab-On-A-Disc: A Novel Approach To Lab-On-A-Chip Systems

Since the early 1980s, researchers have been working to develop "Lab-on-a-Chip" systems. These miniaturized platforms integrate the tasks typically implemented by scientists on the bench, such as metering, aliquoting, mixing etc., into systems that are sometimes just the size of a credit card. This small part of the ongoing automation revolution offers the potential to improve the lives of the typical lab scientist. Lab-on-a-Chip offers the potential to significantly reduce the volume (and, therefore, cost) of reagents used in experiments....

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