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Title: Integrating microfabrication into biological investigations: The benefits of interdisciplinarity
Authors: Grenci, G. 
Bertocchi, C.
Ravasio, A.
Keywords: Biomedical engineering
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: Grenci, G., Bertocchi, C., Ravasio, A. (2019). Integrating microfabrication into biological investigations: The benefits of interdisciplinarity. Micromachines 10 (4) : 252. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: The advent of micro and nanotechnologies, such as microfabrication, have impacted scientific research and contributed to meaningful real-world applications, to a degree seen during historic technological revolutions. Some key areas benefitting from the invention and advancement of microfabrication platforms are those of biological and biomedical sciences. Modern therapeutic approaches, involving point-of-care, precision or personalized medicine, are transitioning from the experimental phase to becoming the standard of care. At the same time, biological research benefits from the contribution of microfluidics at every level from single cell to tissue engineering and organoids studies. The aim of this commentary is to describe, through proven examples, the interdisciplinary process used to develop novel biological technologies and to emphasize the role of technical knowledge in empowering researchers who are specialized in a niche area to look beyond and innovate. © 2019 by the authors.
Source Title: Micromachines
ISSN: 2072-666X
DOI: 10.3390/mi10040252
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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