Microfluidic Markets & Applications

Learn the main microfluidic markets - from life sciences to the food industry- and why the related applications benefit from this technology.

Indeed many applications require the use of fluids driven at flow rates from nanoliters to milliliters per minute. At such low flows, the success of these applications strongly depends on the level of control and automation of the fluidic operations.

These applications require flow control systems that are adapted for ensuring their success.

Microfluidic market for life science

Life Science

Microfluidics is the technology of choice for many applications in the life sciences as it provides the ability to control cellular microenvironments with high spatiotemporal precision and presents cells with mechanical and biochemical signals in a more physiologically relevant context. Microfluidic markets & applications include super-resolution microscopy, (single) cell analysis, cell culture under perfusion or organs on a chip, molecular diagnostics, and more.

Microfluidic market in pharmaceutics


Microfluidic technologies are expected to play an important part in future nanomedicine manufacturing and administration of therapeutic products and diagnostics as it meets the demand for high-quality and meticulously regulated medical products. Discover the main microfluidic markets in pharmaceutics, including drug development, drug screening, drug encapsulation and more below.

Microfluidic market in Food industry

Food Industry

The rapidly growing global population demands more advanced technologies in food processing to produce more and safer food products. Microfluidic droplet generation systems are currently used for food processing, emulsification, and food safety measurements2. Discover the microfluidic markets in the food industry. 

Microfluidic market in cosmetics


The highly uniform and large droplets produced during a microfluidic emulsion can sometimes provide a sensual component to existing cosmetics.. In the case of preparing a monodisperse emulsion with a diameter of 1 mm, giant droplets can be visually pleasing3. From the perspective of performance and applicability, technological advances in engineering emulsion interfaces are strongly required. Discover the microfluidic markets for cosmetics. 

Microfluidic market in water analysis

Water Analysis

Microfluidic devices provide a way to perform analyses at remote locations, enabling in situ measurement at the point of sampling. Reduced analysis times, sensitivity improvements, selectivity enhancement, and high repeatability are advantages of microfluidic devices when integrated into miniaturized chemical systems. Discover the microfluidic markets for water analysis. 

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Microfluidic market flow control

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Microfluidic market in the industry field

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1.    Microfluidics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Technology (Medical, Non-medical), By Application (Lab-on-a-chip, Organs-on-chips), By Material (Polymer, Silicon, Glass, PDMS), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 – 2028. https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/microfluidics-market (2019).

2.    He, S., Joseph, N., Feng, S., Jellicoe, M. & Raston, C. L. Application of microfluidic technology in food processing. Food and Function vol. 11 5726–5737 Preprint at https://doi.org/10.1039/d0fo01278e (2020).

3.    Are ‘microfluidics’ the next big beauty trend? Fashion Network (2017).

4.    Park, D., Kim, H. & Kim, J. W. Microfluidic production of monodisperse emulsions for cosmetics. Biomicrofluidics vol. 15 Preprint at https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0057733 (2021).

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