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!