The presence of environmental pollutants, especially the presence of bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens and their toxins, has always been a major public health problem. Traditional detection methods require a lot of time and economic cost, and more efficient alternatives are required. At present, microfluidic devices are showing great potential in the environmental analysis, it has many advantages and is very suitable for environmental analysis in many ways. Creative Biolabs has introduced mature microfluidic technology platforms and chip products to help customers cope with analysis and detection projects related to pathogens in environmental samples. Our service allows you to efficiently detect microbial communities in environmental samples, identify these organisms and monitor their safety.
Fig.1 Schematic of microfluidic device. (Pol, 2017)
Over the past few decades, the rapid development of the biochemical, industrial, pharmaceutical and medical industries has led to an increase in the list of emerging pollutants and environmental regulations. As the number of regulated pollutants increases, higher requirements are placed on environmental analysis. Although there have been many high-tech applications in related fields, they are generally limited by high costs and cannot be popularized. Nowadays, the emergence of microfluidic technology makes fast and efficient environmental monitoring possible, it has many advantages, including rapid detection and identification of compounds, low consumption of samples and reagents, and the potential for on-site monitoring. However, in order to effectively solve the various problems encountered in environmental monitoring, there are currently several goals to be achieved:
There are two trends in the development of microfluidic testing equipment: the development of high-throughput interfaces that couple microchip equipment with conventional instruments and the development of independent integrated testing systems. Although the latter has lower performance, it can be better suited for more compact and cheaper platforms. From a technical point of view, technologies such as mass spectrometry, FTIR and chemiluminescence have all performed well in environmental monitoring. Creative Biolabs' microfluidic platform can provide you with technical support related to the following testing services:
If you want to inquire more about our microfluidics-based environmental Monitoring services, please contact us.
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