Happy to announce the publication of Gareth Jenkins and Colin Mansfield’s new book, Microfluidic Diagnostics: Methods and Protocols is now available! I contributed Chapter 5 “Overview of the Microfluidic Diagnostics Commercial Landscape” and it was a fun project to consider what information on commercialization might be useful in a book like this. As the Springer website notes, this book goes beyond methods and protocols, with a bigger pictures of helping scientists further develop technologies toward commercialization. From the Springer website:
Microfluidic techniques are becoming widely incorporated into medical diagnostic systems due to the inherent advantages of miniaturization. In Microfluidic Diagnostics: Methods in Molecular Biology, researchers in the field detail methods and protocols covering subjects such as microfluidic device fabrication, on-chip sample preparation, diagnostic applications and detection methodologies. The protocols described range from cutting-edge developments to established techniques and basic demonstrations suitable for education and training; from basic fabrication methods to commercializing research.
Section 1: Microfluidic Diagnostics: From the Classroom to the Boardroom
- Present Technology and Future Trends in Point of Care Microfluidic Diagnostics (Lawrence Kulinsky, Zahra Noroozi, and Marc Madou)
- Teaching Microfluidic Diagnostics Using Jell-O Chips (Cheng Wei T. Yang and Eric T. Lagally)
- Fundamentals of Microfluidics for High School Students with No Prior Knowledge of Mechanics (Vishal Tandon and Walter Peck)
- Measuring Microchannel Electroosmotic Mobility and Zeta Potential by the Current Monitoring Method (Chenren Shao and Don L. DeVoe)
- Overview of the Microfluidic Diagnostics Commercial Landscape (L. Kim)
- Practical Aspects of the Preparation and Filing of Patent Applications (Fiona Bessoth)
- Introduction to In Vitro Diagnostic Device Regulatory Requirements (Jonathan Day)
Thanks, Gareth and Colin, for the opportunity to be part of this project!