Issue 7 is now available online, and the outside front cover features a HOT article by Aldo Jesorka and colleagues at Chalmers University of Technology, describing their use of a hydrodynamically confined microflow pipette as an optimized non-contact open-volume microfluidic tool, to overcome the common restriction of using closed microchannels.
A multifunctional pipette
Alar Ainla, Gavin D. M. Jeffries, Ralf Brune, Owe Orwar and Aldo Jesorka
The inside front cover is a Critical Review by David Beebe et al., discussing the use of PDMS and polystyrene by researchers working at the interface of microfluidics and cell biology research:
Engineers are from PDMS-land, Biologists are from Polystyrenia
Erwin Berthier, Edmond W. K. Young and David Beebe
Another HOT article in this issue is by Serge G. Lemay and colleagues at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, reporting on their study of the response time of nanofluidic thin-layer cells as electrochemical sensors, and suggested means of improving that time.
Response time of nanofluidic electrochemical sensors
Shuo Kang, Klaus Mathwig and Serge G. Lemay
This issue also features the latest article in our Acoustofluidics series, by Thomas Laurell and colleagues at Lund University, Applications of acoustophoresis in continuous flow microsystems; and our latest Research Highlights from Ali Khademhosseini and colleagues.
As usual, all our HOT articles are free to access for four weeks (following a simple registration for individual users).