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
– 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.