Microfluidic Chips in Action

Earlier this year, The Lutetium Project explored how microfluidic circuits are made, and now they are back with the conclusion of their microfluidic adventures. This video explores how microfluidic chips are used and how microscale fluid dynamics relates to other topics in the field. Because these techniques allow researchers very fine control over droplets, there are many chemical and biological possibilities for microfluidic experiments, some of which are shown in the video. Microfluidics in medicine are also already more common than you may think. For example, test strips used by diabetic patients to measure their blood glucose levels are microfluidic circuits! (Video and image credit: The Lutetium Project; submitted by Guillaume D.)

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