Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "On-Chip Pretreatment of Whole Blood by Using MEMS Technology" book to their offering.
Microfabrication technology has stimulated a plurality of lab-on-a-chip research and development efforts aimed at enabling biomedical researchers and health care practitioners to manipulate and analyze complex biological fluids at the nano and microliter scale. On-chip pretreatment of whole blood is one of the hottest topics in lab-on-a-chip research since whole blood has been regarded as the most important clinical sample. Various microfluidic chips for blood sample pretreatment, such as plasma isolation, cells separation, cells lysis, gene or protein purification, etc., are described in this e-book. These microchips are designed and fabricated by MEMS technology.
Original clinical samples, such as whole blood, which could be directly pre-treated on the microfluidic chips, can increase diagnostic capacity significantly by enabling rapid, point-of-care chemical analysis requiring only nanoliter sample and reagent volumes, thereby reducing cost and turn-around time.
This e-book is a valuable reference for readers interested in this specific clinical application of advanced MEMS technology.
Key Topics Covered
1. Introduction of Microfluidic Chips Targeting Whole Blood Pretreatment
2. Microfluidic Chips for Plasma Isolation from Whole Blood
3. Microfluidic Chips for Blood Cell Separation
4. Microfluidic Devices Targeting Blood Cell Lysis
5. Microfluidic Chips for DNA Extraction and Purification
6. Integrated Microfluidic Chips for Whole Blood Pretreatment