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Lab-on-a-chip systems for biomedical and environmental monitoring
- Gardeniers, J. G. E., van den Berg, A.
- Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry 2004 v.378 no.7 pp. 1700-1703
- body fluids, chemical control, chemical industry, electronic equipment, environmental monitoring, explosives, food production, food quality, forensic sciences, horticulture, nutrients, pollution, process control, wastewater
- During the last decade, pocket-sized analytical equipment based on the “lab-on-a-chip” approach has become available. These chips, in combination with portable electronic equipment, are applicable in, for example, “point-of-care” ion analysis of body fluids, forensics, identification of explosives, tracking of pollution in environmental or waste waters, monitoring nutrients in agricultural or horticultural water, controlling quality in food production, or process control in chemical industry. This paper discusses several demonstrator systems with applications in these fields.