Microfluidics and Its Applications in Bionanotechnology

Z. P. Çakar*, B. Sönmez

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Several advantages of microfluidic systems such as rapid control, reduced size, low costs, large-scale integration and in vivo simulation of cellular microenvironments make them suitable for diverse bionanotechnological applications. This chapter reviews major current and potential microfluidic applications in bionanotechnology, including miniaturized devices related to common molecular biological techniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), DNA microarray and electrophoresis; microfluidic bioreactors; and monitoring microbial behaviour by microfluidics. Additionally, present applications and future potential of microfluidics in microbial strain development and single cell analysis/characterization are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanoScience and Technology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameNanoScience and Technology
ISSN (Print)1434-4904
ISSN (Electronic)2197-7127

Bibliographical note

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© 2016, Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH. All rights reserved.


Our research presented in this chapter was supported by the COST Action CM0902, Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) (project no: 105T314, 107T284, 109T638, PI: ZPÇ), Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Research Funds (project no: 30108, 34200, PI: ZPÇ). BS is financially supported by the Faculty Member Training Programme (ÖYP) of the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) in Turkey.

FundersFunder number
Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council
European Cooperation in Science and TechnologyCM0902
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu105T314, 107T284, 109T638
Yükseköğretim Kurulu
Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi34200, 30108


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