Microfluidics for biomolecular studies

Michael W. Toepke, Paul J A Kenis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


There is a great deal of interest in using microfluidic devices to study chemical and biological systems due to the unique nature of microscale systems. Specifically, microfluidics offer the potential to drastically reduce the amount of sample that is consumed for screening and characterization studies, which is of particular interest when using highly purified proteins and other precious materials. Another unique property of microfluidics is the ability to manipulate liquid volumes to achieve specific goals. This poster will present several microfluidic devices that we have developed for a variety of biomolecular studies. Specifically, the poster will present microfluidic flow cells for characterizing sub-millisecond enzyme kinetics using time resolved UV/Vis and FTIR spectroscopy. The poster will also discuss several new fabrication methods that have been used to make the devices. Microfluidic devices with integrated detectors for combinatorial chemistry applications will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication05AIChE
Subtitle of host publication2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, Conference Proceedings
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2005Nov 4 2005


Other05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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