Part of the “MEMS Reference Shelf” series, the 550-page volume Microfluidic Technologies for Miniaturized Analysis Systems provides an overview of the fluidic aspects of lab-on-a-chip technology. It describes the underlying principles employed in the implementation of fluidic protocols of miniaturized analysis systems. Effects, outcomes and techniques unique to microfluidic systems are discussed. Specific aspects of the technology are explained through examples. Micromixing, separation technology, bioanalytical methods, particle and cell manipulation, and control and pumping of small amounts of liquid are among the topics addressed. Steffen Hardt and Friedhelm Schönfeld, eds.; Springer, Norwell, Mass., 2008; $129.
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