By Frances S. Ligler, Jason S. Kim

The box of microfluidic circulate cytometry is transforming into at a quick cost. This quantity describes the improvement of cheap, transportable movement cytometers via incorporation of microfluidic applied sciences and small optical parts. The booklet discusses the underlying microfluidic theories crucial for microflow cytometry, in addition to advances which are consultant of the present cutting-edge. quite a few study teams prime the sector are at the moment offering layout and fabrication suggestions for those cutting edge part applied sciences, and the publication experiences integration of the elements into useful prototype units for research and manipulation of debris and cells. It additionally examines a number of presently on hand advertisement platforms to focus on either strengths and parts for improvement.

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