Microfluidic white paper – Droplet-based microfluidics

In this expertise white paper, we provide a complete overview on droplet microfluidics, including definitions, the physics behind microfluidic droplet generation, the type of materials that can be produced, and related applications.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. WHAT ARE EMULSIONS AND DROPLETS?

1)      Definition.

2)     Applications

II. WHY USING DROPLET MICROFLUIDICS?

1)      The limitations of traditional methods for droplet generation.

2)     Microfluidic devices for controlled emulsions.

III.  DYNAMICS OF DROPLET MICROFLUIDICS

2)     Droplet formation (single emulsions)

3)     Droplet generation regimes.

4)     Double emulsions.

5)     Complex droplet formation.

IV. IMPORTANCE OF FLOW RATE CONTROL FOR DROPLET STABILITY

V. SURFACTANTS FOR STABILIZING DROPLETS

VI. DROPLET AND PARTICLE GENERATION USING MICROFLUIDICS

1)      Microparticles.

2)     Nanoparticles.

3)     Microcapsules.

VII. APPLICATIONS OF DROPLET-BASED MICROFLUIDICS 

1)      Drug delivery.

2)     Diagnostics using droplet digital PCR (ddPCR)

3)     Cosmetics.

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