Microfluidics-Enabled Diagnostic Systems: Markets, Challenges, and Examples

Methods Mol Biol. 2017:1547:3-21. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6734-6_1.


Microfluidics has become an important tool for the commercial product development in diagnostics. This article will focus on current technical demands during the development process such as material and integration challenges. Furthermore, we present data on the diagnostics market as well as examples of microfluidics-enabled systems currently under commercial development or already on the market.

Keywords: Commercialization; Diagnostic cartridge; Microfluidics; Product development.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biotechnology
  • Humans
  • Marketing of Health Services
  • Microfluidic Analytical Techniques*
  • Microfluidics / instrumentation
  • Microfluidics / methods*
  • Molecular Diagnostic Techniques* / instrumentation
  • Molecular Diagnostic Techniques* / methods
  • Technology Transfer