Microfluidics is a compelling technology that shows considerable promise in applications ranging
from gene expression profiling to cell-based assays. Owing to its capacity to enable generation of single droplets
and multiple droplet arrays with precisely controlled composition and a narrow size distribution, recently
microfluidics has been exploited for delivery of genes. This article provides an overview of recent advances in
microfluidic gene delivery, and speculates the prospects for further research. The objectives of this article are
to illustrate the potential roles played by microfluidics in gene delivery research, and to shed new light on strategies to enhance
the efficiency of gene therapy.
Keywords: Droplet, gene delivery, gene therapy, microfluidics, microfabrication.
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