Lab-on-a-chip technology: The miniature laboratory
analytica in Munich will feature innovative new systems using lab-on-a-chip technology that have been enhanced considerably and that distinguish themselves through various functional improvements. Lab-on-a-chip technology has revolutionized the laboratory. Shorter analysis times and faster analysis results with reduced sample-material and chemical consumption are making lab-on-a-chip technology more interesting for users, and laboratories are evolving into future labs.
Chip technology is the foundation for modern synthetic biology and pharmaceutical research
Future labs: The rapid development of microfluidics and miniaturization have made lab-on-a-chip technology a reality. Lab-on-a-chip systems—or micro total analysis systems—are increasingly being used, especially in clinical medicine and point-of-care (POC) diagnostic.
In personalized and regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting offer unimagined potential for tissue and organ research. Following lab on a chip, now organs on a chip have become a reality. Functional organ structures are making new types of in-vivo treatments possible. Microfluidics makes is possible for physiologically active cells to function on a chip. Bone marrow on a chip, bones on a chip and guts on a chip have been a topic of discussion for quite some time.
Due to its environmentally friendly characteristics, lab-on-a-chip technology is also increasingly used in chemical and environmental analysis. It is already possible to mirror individual process steps in a classic chemical laboratory-on-a-chip system. Microfluidics plays a key role for microsyntheses and “liquid handling” on the chip and for analysis in this case, as well.
Disposables are discussed a great deal in the context of chip technologies, and as its turns out, they are indispensable tools for hygiene and result reliability.
Lab-on-a-chip technology: Small systems with a great deal of future potential
New product developments, from metering to microfluidics techniques and from substrate materials to surface coatings and immobilization techniques, will be the center of attention in Munich. In the context of highly specific molecular and microbiology methods, test kits, PCR and assay methods, and from next-generation technologies to automation potential, the fair will focus on on-chip technology and its development potential. Among other things, advances in pharmaceutical research and personalized medicine can be attributed to on-chip technology.
Secure your ticket to analytica and find out more information about the following topics that pertain to lab-on-a-chip technology for your branch of industry:
Metering • Liquid handling • Miniaturization • Microfluidics • Microfluidic systems • Immobilization • Surface coating • Substrate materials • Lab on a chip • Microchip • Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics • Micro TAS • Tissue engineering • 3D printing • Bioprinting • Molecular biology • Cell biology • Molecular interaction engineering (MIE) • Pharmaceutical research • Personalized medicine • Test kits • Next-generation sequencing • Organ research • Disposables • Hygiene • Result reliability • Resource conservation • Proteomics