Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Microfluidic devices are nowadays versatile platforms for analytical applications and chemical syntheses, and are frequently used for cell culturing and cell studies. What are the unique features of a microfluidic device and how do these properties support the development of novel analytical methods for investigations on the single cell level? This chapter introduces to the basic concepts and aspects of microfluidics. It gives newcomers an understanding of the special characteristics such as the laminar flow and segmented flow. Furthermore, a short overview of fabrication methods is given highlighting the most popular approaches, particularly soft lithography. Finally, various materials useful for microchip fabrication are described and discussed with a special emphasis on their applicability for cell analytical devices.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this chapter, but see below options to check access via your institution or sign in to purchase.
Don't already have an account? Register
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal