Lab-on-a-chip : a component view

Lim, Y. C., Kouzani, A. Z. and Duan, W. 2010, Lab-on-a-chip : a component view, Microsystem technologies : sensors actuators systems integration, vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 1995-2015.

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Title Lab-on-a-chip : a component view
Author(s) Lim, Y. C.
Kouzani, A. Z.
Duan, W.
Journal name Microsystem technologies : sensors actuators systems integration
Volume number 16
Issue number 12
Start page 1995
End page 2015
Total pages 21
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publication date 2010-12
ISSN 0946-7076
1432-1858
Keyword(s) lab-on-a-chip
microfluidic
functional components
architecture
MEMS
Summary Miniaturization is being increasingly applied to biological and chemical analysis processes. Lab-on-a-chip systems are direct creation of the advancement in the miniaturization of these processes. They offer a host of exciting applications in several areas including clinical diagnostics, food and environmental analysis, and drug discovery and delivery studies. This paper reviews lab-on-a-chip systems from their components perspective. It provides a categorization of the standard functional components found in lab-on-a-chip devices together with an overview of the latest trends and developments related to lab-on-a-chip technologies and their application in nanobiotechnology. The functional components include: injector, transporter, preparator, mixer, reactor, separator, detector, controller, and power supply. The components are represented by appropriate symbols allowing designers to present their lab-on-a-chip products in a standard manner. Definition and role of each functional component are included and complemented with examples of existing work. Through the approach presented in this paper, it is hoped that modularity and technology transfer in lab-on-a-chip systems can be further facilitated and their application in nanobiotechnology be expanded.
Language eng
Field of Research 091306 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
090304 Medical Devices
Socio Economic Objective 861502 Medical Instruments
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Springer-Verlag
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