Microscale Analytical Systems Group
In the Microscale Analytical Systems group, we deal with different areas within the field of bio-chemical microdevices. The miniaturization of biological assays has considerable advantages. Microfluidic devices, for example, offer the potential for increased experimental throughput while minimizing sample and reagent consumption. Microfluidic biochips can be used to easily integrate sample preparation steps, such as pre-concentration, protein digestion, separation, labeling and derivatization. This high level of integration reduces analysis time as well as the potential for manipulation errors, sample losses and contaminations. Our objective is to develop novel microscale platforms for the analysis of compounds of pharmaceutical interest. The projects in the Microscale Analytical Systems group are highly multidisciplinary.