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Recent Advances and Future Perspectives on Microfluidic Mix-and-Jet Sample Delivery Devices

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posted on 12.05.2021, 00:24 by Majid Hejazian, Eugeniu Balaur, Brian Abbey
The integration of the Gas Dynamic Virtual Nozzle (GDVN) and microfluidic technologies has proven to be a promising sample delivery solution for biomolecular imaging studies and has the potential to be transformative for a range of applications in physics, biology, and chemistry. Here, we review the recent advances in the emerging field of microfluidic mix-and-jet sample delivery devices for the study of biomolecular reaction dynamics. First, we introduce the key parameters and dimensionless numbers involved in their design and characterisation. Then we critically review the techniques used to fabricate these integrated devices and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. We then summarise the most common experimental methods used for the characterisation of both the mixing and jetting components. Finally, we discuss future perspectives on the emerging field of microfluidic mix-and-jet sample delivery devices. In summary, this review aims to introduce this exciting new topic to the wider microfluidics community and to help guide future research in the field.

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Publication Date

07/05/2021

Journal

Micromachines

Volume

12

Issue

5

Article Number

531

Pagination

19p.

Publisher

MDPI

ISSN

2072-666X

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