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Proceedings of the First Workshop on Standards for Microfluidics



Darwin R. Reyes-Hernandez, Henne van Heeren


In the last two decades, the microfluidics/lab-on-a-chip field has evolved from the concept of micro total analysis systems, where systems with integrated pretreatment and analysis of chemicals were envisioned, to what is known today as lab-on-a-chip, which is expected to be modular. This field has shown great potential for the development of technologies that can make, and to some extent are making, a big difference in areas such as in vitro diagnostics, point of care testing, organ on a chip, and many more. Microfluidics plays an essential role in these systems, and determining the standards needed in this area is critical for enabling new markets and products, and to advance research and development. Our goal was to bring together stakeholders from industry, academia, and government to discuss and define the needs within the field for the development of standards. This publication contains a summary of the workshop, abstracts from each presentation, and a summary of the breakout sessions from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Workshop on Standards for Microfluidics, held on June 1-2, 2017. The workshop was attended by 46 persons from 26 organizations and 11 countries. This was a unique and exciting opportunity for stakeholders from all over the world to join in the discussion of future developments towards standardization in the microfluidics arena.
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Reyes-Hernandez, D. and van, H. (2019), Proceedings of the First Workshop on Standards for Microfluidics, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created January 27, 2019, Updated March 1, 2021