Nanotechnology-assisted microfluidic systems: from bench to bedside

Navid Rabiee, Sepideh Ahmadi, Yousef Fatahi, Mohammad Rabiee, Mojtaba Bagherzadeh, Rassoul Dinarvand, Babak Bagheri, Payam Zarrintaj, Mohammad Reza Saeb, Thomas J. Webster*

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With significant advancements in research technologies, and an increasing global population, microfluidic and nanofluidic systems (such as point-of-care, lab-on-a-chip, organ-on-a-chip, etc) have started to revolutionize medicine. Devices that combine micron and nanotechnologies have increased sensitivity, precision and versatility for numerous medical applications. However, while there has been extensive research on microfluidic and nanofluidic systems, very few have experienced wide-spread commercialization which is puzzling and deserves our collective attention. For the above reasons, in this article, we review research advances that combine micro and nanotechnologies to create the next generation of nanomaterial-based microfluidic systems, the latest in their commercialization success and failure and highlight the value of these devices both in industry and in the laboratory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-258
Number of pages22
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • microfluidics
  • nanomedicine
  • nanotechnology
  • point-of-care devices


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