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Microfluidic Devices on Medical Research

Posted by Nazım Yılmaz on

Microfluidic Devices on Medical Research

 What is microfluidics? It's a technology that will revolutionize biology as well as medical diagnostics. How through the manipulation of biological samples and miniaturized devices? The aim is that many operations currently performed in biological labs could be miniaturized and integrated into a single chip. This is what we call lab on a chip. With this new technology, a tiny drop of liquid can easily be divided into a thousand droplets. From there it's possible to perform various operations on each one of these droplets. Thanks to microfluidics, we can now maintain cell cultures at an unprecedented scale. For example,...

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Introduction to Applications of BioMems

Posted by Nazım Yılmaz on

Introduction to Applications of BioMems

 MEMS or microelectromechanical systems use micro-sized components as sensors transducers and actuators. These are currently found in cars, gaming devices, smartphones, and environmental testers. Many of these same MEMS are used in the medical field, for example, the MEMS and neural sensors found in smartphones are also found in pacemakers. It has been used in the medical field is called bio MEMS. Bio-MEMS currently on the market include a therapeutic system for diabetics which not only monitors glucose levels with an internal sensor. But also, provides a precise amount of insulin when needed via a cannula and a micro-sized needle...

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Overview: LOC Devices and Fabrication of PDMS Microfluidic Chips

Posted by Nazım Yılmaz on

Overview: LOC Devices and Fabrication of PDMS Microfluidic Chips
Microfluidics is at the microscopic scale and fluid dynamics is the science of flows. It needs to make several different liquids enter the system, then it needs to build channels to make them, therefore it can be built the whole circuit in the first place so the liquids interact. 

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What is Microfluidic and Lab-on-a-chip?

Posted by Nazım Yılmaz on

What is Microfluidic and Lab-on-a-chip?

 This is introductory writing to the field. Microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip is a very broad field with many researchers. Often the research is very application-specific and therefore there is no area to fit in this specific writing. What is microfluidic?  It is the field of engineering that copes with fluids so that it can be caused by liquids, plasma, or fluidized particles but typically it is going to be liquid and these fluids are geometrically constrained on the micro-scale. That means typically it is inside microchannels. The fluid is at least either in two dimensions or in one dimension between two...

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What is Laminar Flow in Microchannels & Reynolds Number?

Posted by Serhat Sevli on

What is Laminar Flow in Microchannels & Reynolds Number?
Today, it was accepted that microchannels have characteristic dimensions with a hydraulic diameter below 1 mm in microtechnology.

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