Go with the Flow—Microfluidics Approaches for Amyloid Research

Shai Zilberzwige-Tal, Ehud Gazit

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The rapid development of cost-efficient microfluidic devices has received tremendous attention from scientists of diverse fields. The growing potential of utilizing microfluidic platforms has further advanced the ability to integrate existing technology into microfluidic devices. Thus, allowing scientists to approach questions in fundamental fields, such as amyloid research, using new and otherwise unachievable conditions. Amyloids are associated with neurodegeneration and are in the forefront of many research efforts worldwide. The newly emerged microfluidic technology can serve as a novel research tool providing a platform for developing new methods in this field. In this review, we summarize the recent progress in amyloid research using microfluidic approaches. These approaches are driven from various fields, including physical chemistry, electrochemistry, biochemistry, and cell biology. Moreover, the new insights into novel microfluidic approaches for amyloid research reviewed here can be easily modified for other research interests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3437-3447
Number of pages11
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number22
StatePublished - 16 Nov 2018


  • Alzheimer's disease
  • amyloids
  • diagnostics
  • microfluidics
  • self-assembly


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