Before the state of the art is explained, it is worthwhile to place this research proposal among other counterparts in such a large new field of research. To do that, a schematic representation of the microtechnology applications is provided to the reader
The 90īs was a decade of incredible microfabrication process developments and transducing mechanism characterisation.
However,few of these processes were transfered successfully into real applications because the difficulty of integrating them reliably in a mass-production.
Due to the maturity of the microtecnology based on thick photoresist, it is now the moment to prioritise miniaturisation, sample preparation and optical detection.
We want to make the name Laboratory on a Chip trully meaningful.