Miniaturisation of analytical steps: necessity and snobbism

Luque de Castro, M. D.; Capote, F. Priego
January 2008
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2008, Vol. 390 Issue 1, p67
Academic Journal
The authors comment on the necessity of automation and miniaturization of analytical chemistry. According to the authors, the development of portable miniaturized devices has facilitated the decentralization of analyses by enabling real time, in situ, on-line, in-vivo monitoring of processes without the need for skilled operators or special equipment. They stress that miniaturization and nanotechnology have contributed enormously to the emergence and development of new research areas which have brought about true revolutions in bioanalysis.


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