Microfluidics in Late Adolescence
George Whitesides is a Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers Professor at Harvard University. In this contribution he describes the development of microfluidic techniques, from the spark that ignited this branch of academic research and its industrial sibling, to potential future application within medicine, security and organic synthesis. The diversity in technologies as well as in applications makes this an intriguing story, but it is in the simplest of materials - paper - that we find some of the most successful applications so far.
- Pub Date:
- January 2018
- Physics - Fluid Dynamics;
- Quantitative Biology - Other Quantitative Biology
- Nobel Symposium 162, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017 arXiv:1712.08369v1 Report-no: Nobel162/2017/01