After climbing up to the peak of inflated expectations and falling down to the trough of disillusionment, the microfluidics community has come to realize that microfluidics will neither miniaturize all the routine laboratory tests nor run through all applications with no major outlet. It will instead serve in combination with associated technologies to provide the means to generate significant leaps in performance and capabilities for the consumers as an enabling technology. In the sense of an enabling technology, we have seen the successful applications of microfluidics in a variety of commercial products. Caliper’s LabChip system employs a glass microfluidic chip to achieve rapid, high throughput flouroscent, electrophoretic analysis of fragments of nucleic acids and proteins. Read More.