Biological Application of Digital Microfluidics Technology

Bin Liu, Yan Deng, Binbing Qin, Zhiyang Li, Nongyue He


Digital microfluidics technology offers a platform for developing diagnostic applications with the advantages of portability, sample and reagent volume reduction, faster analysis, increased automation, low power consumption, compatibility with mass manufacturing and high throughput. In addition to diagnostics, digital microfluidics is finding use in nucleic acid analysis, peptide and protein analysis, cell analysis, drug analysis and delivery and immunization analysis. In this review, we describe these applications, their implementation, and associated design issues. As other review in the digital microfluidics technology, there have been and will be unexpected developments as DMF matures, but we predict that the future is bright for this promising technology at the last section