Microfluidic DNA amplification - a review

Yonghao Zhang, Pinar Ozdemir

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Abstract

The application of microfluidic devices for DNA amplification has recently been extensively studied. Here, we review the important development of microfluidic polymerase chain reaction (PCR) devices and discuss the underlying physical principles for the optimal design and operation of the device. In particular, we focus on continuous-flow microfluidic PCR on-chip, which can be readily implemented as an integrated function of a micro-total-analysis system. To overcome sample carryover contamination and surface adsorption associated with microfluidic PCR, microdroplet technology has recently been utilized to perform PCR in droplets, which can eliminate the synthesis of short chimeric products, shorten thermal-cycling time, and offers great potential for single DNA molecule and single-cell amplification. The work on chip-based PCR in droplets is highlighted.
LanguageEnglish
Pages115-125
Number of pages10
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Volume638
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

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Microfluidics
Polymerase chain reaction
polymerase chain reaction
Amplification
amplification
DNA
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Lab-On-A-Chip Devices
droplet
Equipment Design
Thermal cycling
systems analysis
Adsorption
Contamination
Hot Temperature
Technology
adsorption
Equipment and Supplies
Molecules

Keywords

  • PCR
  • microfluidics
  • DNA amplification
  • microdroplet technology
  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • μTAS

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Zhang, Yonghao ; Ozdemir, Pinar. / Microfluidic DNA amplification - a review. In: Analytica Chimica Acta. 2009 ; Vol. 638, No. 2. pp. 115-125.
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