Research by James Landers and Colleagues Featured in Analytical Chemistry
Microfluidic device research promises faster DNA processing.Posted September 3, 2008, 12:55 PM EST
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James Landers, professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering, and associate professor of pathology, and colleagues have created a unique device—resembling a common microscope slide—that houses the analytical tools of an entire laboratory. This lab-on-a-chip technology may enable rapid processing of forensic evidence as well as quick detection of cancer and infectious diseases, at a fraction of the cost of current tests.
New microfluidic device research by Landers and colleagues is featured on the September 1 cover of the well-respected journal, Analytical Chemistry.
Read the article, "Purification of Nucleic Acids in Microfluidic Devices."
Listen to a podcast of Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, senior associate editor for Analytical Chemistry, discussing this research with James Landers.