Microfluidics and BioMEMS in Silicon

  title={Microfluidics and BioMEMS in Silicon},
  author={Sami Franssila and Cristina E. Davis and Michael K. LeVasseur and Zhen Cao and Levent Yobaş},
Microfluidic systems handle nanoliters and picoliters of fluids, predominantly liquids, but also vapors, gases and microplasmas. Microfluidic systems are characterized by huge surface-to-volume ratios which mean that surface interactions are important; small sizes that allow rapid diffusion and efficient heat transfer; and easy fabrication of complex channel geometries and parallelization. BioMEMS, defined as study of biomolecules, cells and tissue using microfabricated systems, are aqueous… CONTINUE READING