Microfluidics and Nanoparticles
Microfluidics is an area of industry that involves the manipulation of fluids through micro-scale
channels and pumps that can be additively manufactured. Cells can be inlaid in the channels of
microfluidic chips, as can antibodies or other biological material.
Nanoparticles define an area of industry that works with nano-sized molecules (on the DNA and
RNA scale) that act differently than larger molecules, like protein. They take unique shapes, and
can therefore be used for packaging larger molecules, like drugs and DNA, for delivery.
The two industries/areas of research often overlap.