Archive for May, 2014

Free access to HOT Articles

These HOT articles were recommended by our referees and are free to access for 4 weeks*

Fluoropolymer surface coatings to control droplets in microfluidic devices
Carson T. Riche, Chuchu Zhang, Malancha Gupta and Noah Malmstadt  
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1834-1841
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00087K
Graphical abstract: Fluoropolymer surface coatings to control droplets in microfluidic devices
Microfluidic generation of chitosan/CpG oligodeoxynucleotide nanoparticles with enhanced cellular uptake and immunostimulatory properties
Song Chen, Huijie Zhang, Xuetao Shi, Hongkai Wu and Nobutaka Hanagata  
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1842-1849
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00015C

Graphical abstract: Microfluidic generation of chitosan/CpG oligodeoxynucleotide nanoparticles with enhanced cellular uptake and immunostimulatory properties
Magnetically controllable 3D microtissues based on magnetic microcryogels
Wei Liu, Yaqian Li, Siyu Feng, Jia Ning, Jingyu Wang, Maling Gou, Huijun Chen, Feng Xu and Yanan Du  
Lab Chip, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00081A

Graphical abstract: Magnetically controllable 3D microtissues based on magnetic microcryogels

Straightforward 3D hydrodynamic focusing in femtosecond laser fabricated microfluidic channels
Petra Paiè, Francesca Bragheri, Rebeca Martinez Vazquez and Roberto Osellame  
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1826-1833
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00133H

Graphical abstract: Straightforward 3D hydrodynamic focusing in femtosecond laser fabricated microfluidic channels

Dielectrophoresis-based purification of antibiotic-treated bacterial subpopulations
Meltem Elitas, Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte, Neeraj Dhar, John D. McKinney and Philippe Renaud  
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1850-1857
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00109E

Graphical abstract: Dielectrophoresis-based purification of antibiotic-treated bacterial subpopulations

Simple, low cost MHz-order acoustomicrofluidics using aluminium foil electrodes
Amgad R. Rezk, James R. Friend and Leslie Y. Yeo  
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1802-1805
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00182F

Graphical abstract: Simple, low cost MHz-order acoustomicrofluidics using aluminium foil electrodes

Elevating sampling Joseph M. Labuz and Shuichi Takayama  
Lab Chip, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00125G

Graphical abstract: Elevating sampling
 
Microfluidic investigation of the deposition of asphaltenes in porous media
Chuntian Hu, James E. Morris and Ryan L. Hartman  
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 2014-2022
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00192C

Graphical abstract: Microfluidic investigation of the deposition of asphaltenes in porous media

Integrating microfluidic generation, handling and analysis of biomimetic giant unilamellar vesicles
D. J. Paterson, J. Reboud, R. Wilson, M. Tassieri and J. M. Cooper  
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1806-1810
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00199K

Graphical abstract: Integrating microfluidic generation, handling and analysis of biomimetic giant unilamellar vesicles
 Microfluidics for single-cell genetic analysis
A. M. Thompson, A. L. Paguirigan, J. E. Kreutz, J. P. Radich and D. T. Chiu  
Lab Chip, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00175C

Graphical abstract: Microfluidics for single-cell genetic analysis

A simple strategy for in situ fabrication of a smart hydrogel microvalve within microchannels for thermostatic control
Shuo Lin, Wei Wang, Xiao-Jie Ju, Rui Xie and Liang-Yin Chu  
Lab Chip, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00039K

Graphical abstract: A simple strategy for in situ fabrication of a smart hydrogel microvalve within microchannels for thermostatic control

Caterpillar locomotion-inspired valveless pneumatic micropump using a single teardrop-shaped elastomeric membrane
Hongyun So, Albert P. Pisano and Young Ho Seo  
Lab Chip, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC51298C

Graphical abstract: Caterpillar locomotion-inspired valveless pneumatic micropump using a single teardrop-shaped elastomeric membrane

Microfluidic chip for plasma separation from undiluted human whole blood samples using low voltage contactless dielectrophoresis and capillary force
Chia-Chern Chen, Po-Hsiu Lin and Chen-Kuei Chung  
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1996-2001
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00196F

Graphical abstract: Microfluidic chip for plasma separation from undiluted human whole blood samples using low voltage contactless dielectrophoresis and capillary force

Influenza A virus-specific aptamers screened by using an integrated microfluidic system
Hsien-Chih Lai, Chih-Hung Wang, Tong-Miin Liou and Gwo-Bin Lee  
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 2002-2013
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00187G

Graphical abstract: Influenza A virus-specific aptamers screened by using an integrated microfluidic system

Energy: the microfluidic frontier
David Sinton  
Lab Chip, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00267A

Graphical abstract: Energy: the microfluidic frontier

Patent protection and licensing in microfluidics
Ali K. Yetisen and Lisa R. Volpatti  
Lab Chip, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00399C

Graphical abstract: Patent protection and licensing in microfluidics

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Top ten most accessed LOC articles in Q1 2014

This month sees the following articles in Lab on a Chip that are in the top ten most accessed January – March:-

Continuous focusing of microparticles using inertial lift force and vorticity via multi-orifice microfluidic channels 
Jae-Sung Park, Suk-Heung Song and Hyo-Il Jung 
Lab Chip, 2009,9, 939-948 
DOI: 10.1039/B813952K  
  
Paper-based microfluidic point-of-care diagnostic devices 
Ali Kemal Yetisen, Muhammad Safwan Akram and Christopher R. Lowe    
Lab Chip, 2013,13, 2210-2251
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC50169H  
 
Rare cell isolation and analysis in microfluidics 
Yuchao Chen, Peng Li, Po-Hsun Huang, Yuliang Xie, John D. Mai, Lin Wang, Nam-Trung Nguyen and Tony Jun Huang    
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 626-645
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC90136J  
  
Droplet microfluidics 
Shia-Yen Teh, Robert Lin, Lung-Hsin Hung and Abraham P. Lee    
Lab Chip, 2008,8, 198-220
DOI: 10.1039/B715524G  
  
Lab-in-a-pen: a diagnostics format familiar to patients for low-resource settings 
Max M. Gong, Brendan D. MacDonald, Trung Vu Nguyen, Kinh Van Nguyen and David Sinton    
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 957-963
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC51185E  
 
Dielectrophoresis switching with vertical sidewall electrodes for microfluidic flow cytometry 
Lisen Wang, Lisa A. Flanagan, Noo Li Jeon, Edwin Monuki and Abraham P. Lee    
Lab Chip, 2007,7, 1114-1120
DOI: 10.1039/B705386J  
 
Particle separation using virtual deterministic lateral displacement (vDLD) 
David J. Collins, Tuncay Alan and Adrian Neild    
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1595-1603
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC51367J  
 
Light-assisted direct-write of 3D functional biomaterials 
Kolin C. Hribar, Pranav Soman, John Warner, Peter Chung and Shaochen Chen    
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 268-275 
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC50634G 
 
Wettability patterning for high-rate, pumpless fluid transport on open, non-planar microfluidic platforms 
Aritra Ghosh, Ranjan Ganguly, Thomas M. Schutzius and Constantine M. Megaridis    
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1538-1550
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC51406D 
 
Automated analysis of dynamic behavior of single cells in picoliter droplets 
Mohammad Ali Khorshidi, Prem Kumar Periyannan Rajeswari, Carolina Wählby, Haakan N. Joensson and Helene Andersson Svahn    
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 931-937
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC51136G  

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Imaging adherent cell in microfluidic channel hidden by flowing RBCs as occluding objects by holographic method 

 
 
  
Microdevice arrays of high aspect ratio Poly(DiMethylSiloxane) pillars for the investigation of multicellular tumour spheroid mechanical properties 

 
   
Event-Triggered Logical Flow Control for Comprehensive Process Integration of Multi-Step Assays on Centrifugal Microfluidic Platforms 

 
 
  
Phaseguide assisted liquid lamination for magnetic particle-based assays 

 
   
Preparation of Monodisperse Microbubbles using an Integrated Embedded Capillary T-Junction with Electrohydrodynamic Focusing 

 
 
  
Hydrogel Bioprinted Microchannel Networks for Vascularization of Tissue Engineering Constructs 

 
 
   
A high-efficiency microfluidic device for size-selective trapping and sorting 

 
 
  
In-fiber integrated optofluidic device based on optical fiber with an inner core 

 
 
  
Automated single cell microbioreactor for monitoring intracellular dynamics and cell growth in free solution 

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Free access to HOT articles

These HOT articles were recommended by our referees and are free to access for 4 weeks*

Pneumatic valves in folded 2D and 3D fluidic devices made from plastic films and tapes
Gregory A. Cooksey and Javier Atencia  
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1665-1668
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00173G, Technical Innovation

Graphical abstract: Pneumatic valves in folded 2D and 3D fluidic devices made from plastic films and tapes
Reconfigurable microfluidics with integrated aptasensors for monitoring intercellular communication
Timothy Kwa, Qing Zhou, Yandong Gao, Ali Rahimian, Lydia Kwon, Ying Liu and Alexander Revzin  
Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1695-1704
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00037D, Paper

Graphical abstract: Reconfigurable microfluidics with integrated aptasensors for monitoring intercellular communication
Smartphone technology can be transformative to the deployment of lab-on-chip diagnostics
David Erickson, Dakota O’Dell, Li Jiang, Vlad Oncescu, Abdurrahman Gumus, Seoho Lee, Matthew Mancuso and Saurabh Mehta  
Lab Chip, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00142G, Frontier

Graphical abstract: Smartphone technology can be transformative to the deployment of lab-on-chip diagnostics
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