The 374-page book Microfluidics for Biotechnology
explores an approach to the study and manipulation of proteins, cells and macromolecules
such as DNA, in vitro and in living organisms. Through equations, illustrations
and experimental examples, it details the behavior of various types of micro-/nanoparticles
and macromolecules. Microfluidic theory and the mechanics of microflows and microdrops
are examined as well as the diffusion of biochemical species and microparticles,
including continuous-flow and discrete Monte Carlo methods. This volume, which is
part of the “Microelectromechanical Systems Series,” also addresses
the transport and dispersion of biochemical species and particles. An index is included.
Jean Berthier and Pascal Silberzan; Artech House, Norwood, Mass., 2006; $109.