High-impact Technologies in Microfluidics
Conferences & Talks
22 June 2010 - 22 June 2010
Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92802, USA
Microfluidics allows the miniaturization of many processes and leads to applications that were not possible earlier or, by drastic cost- and size-reductions, enables new applications. In this talk, we will discuss the combination of optical probing techniques with microfluidic systems and provide some examples from our research. Currently, we are developing a new platform that integrates light sources (e.g., diode lasers and LEDs), optical waveguides, and miniaturized optical detectors with microfluidic chips for a number of bio-medical applications. Among the examples, we will describe a novel flow cytometer based on a radical redesign of the optical excitation and detection system that can enable a truly compact, low-cost, high-performance microfluidic-based instrument.