What does lab-on-a-chip mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term lab-on-a-chip:


  1. Lab-on-a-chip

    A lab-on-a-chip is a device that integrates one or several laboratory functions on a single chip of only millimeters to a few square centimeters in size. LOCs deal with the handling of extremely small fluid volumes down to less than pico liters. Lab-on-a-chip devices are a subset of MEMS devices and often indicated by "Micro Total Analysis Systems" as well. LOC is closely related to, and overlaps with, microfluidics which describes primarily the physics, the manipulation and study of minute amounts of fluids. However, strictly regarded "Lab-on-a-Chip" indicates generally the scaling of single or multiple lab processes down to chip-format, whereas "┬ÁTAS" is dedicated to the integration of the total sequence of lab processes to perform chemical analysis. The term "Lab-on-a-Chip" was introduced later on when it turned out that ┬ÁTAS technologies were more widely applicable than only for analysis purposes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lab-on-a-chip in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lab-on-a-chip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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