Microfluidic-Integrated Biosensors: Prospects for Point-Of-Care Diagnostics

Kumar, S and Ali, M A and Anand, P and Agrawal, V V and John, Renu and Maji, S and Malhotra, B D (2013) Microfluidic-Integrated Biosensors: Prospects for Point-Of-Care Diagnostics. Biotechnology Journal, 8 (11). pp. 1267-1279. ISSN 1860-6768

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Abstract

There is a growing demand to integrate biosensors with microfluidics to provide miniaturized platforms with many favorable properties, such as reduced sample volume, decreased processing time, low cost analysis and low reagent consumption. These microfluidics-integrated biosensors would also have numerous advantages such as laminar flow, minimal handling of hazardous materials, multiple sample detection in parallel, portability and versatility in design. Microfluidics involves the science and technology of manipulation of fluids at the micro- to nano-liter level. It is predicted that combining biosensors with microfluidic chips will yield enhanced analytical capability, and widen the possibilities for applications in clinical diagnostics. The recent developments in microfluidics have helped researchers working in industries and educational institutes to adopt some of these platforms for point-of-care (POC) diagnostics. This review focuses on the latest advancements in the fields of microfluidic biosensing technologies, and on the challenges and possible solutions for translation of this technology for POC diagnostic applications. We also discuss the fabrication techniques required for developing microfluidic-integrated biosensors, recently reported biomarkers, and the prospects of POC diagnostics in the medical industry. Biosensors integrated with microfluidics provide a miniaturized platform with many advantages, such as reduced sample volume and low reagent consumption. This review focuses on the latest advancements in the fields of microfluidic biosensing technologies, and on the challenges and possible solutions for translating this technology into point-of-care diagnostic applications.

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John, Renuhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3254-2472
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Biomedical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Biomedical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 06:25
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 04:23
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1330
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/biot.201200386
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1860-6768/
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