Microchip PCR.

Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry

PubMedID: 12925867

Kricka LJ, Wilding P. Microchip PCR. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2003;377(5):820-5.
Miniaturization of genetic tests has become an important goal. This review surveys the current progress towards the miniaturization of tests based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). It examines the different types of PCR microchip designs, fabrication methods,and the components of a microchip PCR device. It also discusses the problems attributable to surface chemistry of microchip components (inhibition of PCR), and the static and dynamic surface passivation strategies developed for the solution of these difficulties