[International Neurourology Journal] Applications of Microfluidic Devices for Urology
Microfluidics is considered an important technology that is suitable for numerous biomedical applications, including cancer diagnosis, metastasis, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. Although microfluidics is still considered to be a new approach in urological research, several pioneering studies have been reported in recent years. In this paper, we reviewed urological research works using microfluidic devices. Microfluidic devices were used for the detection of prostate and bladder cancer and the characterization of cancer microenvironments. The potential applications of microfluidics in urinary analysis and sperm sorting were demonstrated. The use of microfluidic devices in urology research can provide high-throughput, high-precision, and low-cost analyzing platforms.
Se Jik Han1, Hun-Kuk Park2, 3, 4, Kyung Sook Kim2, 4 1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea 3Healthcare Industry Research Institute, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea 4Program of Medical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea Corresponding author: Kyung Sook Kim ORCID Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 26 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, Korea E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: +82-2-961-9501 / Fax: +82-2-6008-5535 Submitted: March 2, 2017 Accepted after revision: March 12, 2017 Copyright © 2017 Korean Continence Society