Picture of athlete cycling

Open Access research with a real impact on health...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Physical Activity for Health Group based within the School of Psychological Sciences & Health. Research here seeks to better understand how and why physical activity improves health, gain a better understanding of the amount, intensity, and type of physical activity needed for health benefits, and evaluate the effect of interventions to promote physical activity.

Explore open research content by Physical Activity for Health...

Recent advances in optical fiber devices for microfluidics integration

Blue, Robert and Uttamchandani, Deepak (2015) Recent advances in optical fiber devices for microfluidics integration. Journal of Biophotonics. ISSN 1864-063X

[img]
Preview
Text (Blue-Uttamchandani-JB-2015-Recent-advances-in-optical-fiber-devices-for-microfluidic)
Blue_Uttamchandani_JB_2015_Recent_advances_in_optical_fiber_devices_for_microfluidic.pdf - Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (733kB) | Preview

Abstract

This paper examines the recent emergence of miniaturized optical fiber based sensing and actuating devices that have been successfully integrated into fluidic microchannels that are part of microfluidic and lab-on-chip systems. Fluidic microsystems possess the advantages of reduced sample volumes, faster and more sensitive biological assays, multi-sample and parallel analysis, and are seen as the de facto bioanalytical platform of the future. This paper considers the cases where the optical fiber is not merely used as a simple light guide delivering light across a microchannel, but where the fiber itself is engineered to create a new sensor or tool for use within the environment of the fluidic microchannel.