Thank you for your interest in contributing to The Microfluidic Circle blog! Below are some guidelines to consider when writing and submitting your article.

The Microfluidic Circle is a professional community of individuals and companies created by uFluidix to bring together those who share one goal: help commercialize and grow the field of microfluidics. In this regard, the Circle interconnects business experts, engineers, scientists, investors, startups and the industry to promote collaboration toward introducing more successful microfluidics products.

We created Circle’s blog to initiate and foster dialogue between all players involved in commercialization of microfluidic products toward introducing and establishing more microfluidic products. We are reaching out to microfluidic product development specialists (engineers, biologist, scientists), regulatory staff, life sciences investors, business/marketing strategists, and regulatory agencies.

Why Contribute?

  • The authors could use uFluidix’s wide-reaching media channels to widen their professional network and increase their recognition within a professionally relevant audience.
  • We include “About the Author” information at the bottom of every article, where authors can provide links to their website/laboratory and/or their other articles and/or social media profiles (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook etc.) and/or their email address.
  • All articles will be promoted on our social media company pages (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) with a proper tagging of author. 

Topics

You can find our suggested list of topics below. Click on a sign to see subtopics.
If you have your own topic ideas, please email them to us at circle[at]ufluidix.com along with the proposed titles and a few bulleted “takeaways” for each topic.

Microfluidics

  • Microfluidics for healthcare and drug discovery
  • How can microfluidics be used for toxicology?
  • When will microfluidics reach their full potential in cell biology research, embedded medical devices, and biotech?
  • How are microfluidics used in proteomics?
  • What are some hot topics (challenges and unsolved problems) in the field of microfluidics?
  • What is missing for labs-on-chip/microfluidics to become a widely used tool in diagnosing patients?
  • What are the challenges that the field of microfluidics is facing right now?
  • With so much potential in microfluidics, why aren’t there many applications out of the lab?
  • Is microfluidics a good field of research and work?
  • What about a killer app in microfluidics? Is there one?
  • Microfluidics is one of the hottest buzzwords in biotechnology on the Earth. Is anybody thinking to use this technology in space?
  • Why hasn’t microfluidics reached consumer market despite a huge number of academic inventions and publications during the past 15 years?
  • What are the leading research groups working in microfluidics? Universities?
  • Unsolved problems in the field of microfluidics
  • Microfluidics: The next beauty trend?
  • How did microfluidics change biology research?
  • Machine vs Human in the microfluidics manufacturing process
  • New challenges in microfluidics create new innovations
  • How is microfluidics used in aging research?
  • Microfluidic technology and forensic science

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)

  • Droplet-based single-cell sequencing
  • Applications of next-generation sequencing
  • Comparison of next-generation sequencing systems
  • Next-generation sequencing: advantages, disadvantages, and future
  • DNA sequencing: from tedious to automatic
  • From single-molecule detection to next-generation sequencing

Lab-on-a-Chip

  • What does lab-on-a-chip miss to become widely used tool in diagnostics?
  • Future trends in diagnosis using lab-on-a-chip technologies
  • Commercialization challenges of lab-on-a-chip devices

Organ-, Body- and Disease-on-a-Chip

  • What technical challenges remain? What are potential solutions?
  • What will be the most effective way to utilize this emerging technology?
  • Can this technology lead to cost-effective, measurable improvements in human health?
  • Organ-on-a-chip devices way to the market
  • Organs-on-a-chip: promise, challenge, and the future
  • How will organs-on-a-chip revolutionize medicine and will they?
  • Organ-on-a-chip technology is a future of drug discovery, yes or no?

Biosensors

  • The future of biosensors’ real-time health monitoring

Content Quality

  • As the cornerstone of our blog is the commercialization of microfluidics products, we ask our authors to include this aspect in their articles as well. We also ask our guest writers to avoid complex terminology and use a style that is appropriate for the general audience. You can find examples of earlier published posts on our blog.
  • We look for original, well-researched, high-quality content. Please back up what you are saying with research or stories, as well as data taken from your own experiences.
  • All submissions must be original, and exclusive to The Microfluidic Circle blog. We will not consider articles that have already been published, in any form, in print or online.
  • If you want to publish the article you wrote for The Microfluidic Circle blog on your own web resource, please share the original link instead of the content itself. Also, you can use variations of the article on your blog/website (not a duplicate).
  • We DO NOT accept full-length journal publications, press releases, self-promotional articles, sales pitches and will not include calls to action at the end of your article.

Formatting

  • Use this WordDoc template to write your guest post. The ideal length for a post is between 1,000 and 1,200 words.
  • Use subheadings in the post body.
  • Use bullet points, where it is appropriate, to make the post easier to read.
  • Make it easy for readers to dig deeper: include anchor text links in your post but do not overuse them.
  • Use visuals: images, videos, graphs, infographics, tables etc. Make sure to properly attribute any data, quotations, images and outside content referenced in your article.
  • DO NOT use affiliate links.
  • Always TEST your links before sending the draft to us.

Image Requirements

  • Provide a featured image (.jpg/.png, preferably 1920px in width; aspect ratio 3:1) to be placed on the top of the blog post.
  • Include any images/videos you would like to publish along with your article. Please make sure to credit the image/video and provide image/video caption.
  • Author’s headshot: 300×300 px, .jpg/.png.

Editorial Policy

  • Remember and accept that we have a final editorial call. We edit the least necessary, not the most possible. We will get permission from the author before publishing if the changes were made to the original article.

How to Submit Your Post

Please email us at circle[at]ufluidix.com with the following files attached:

  • Your completed article.
  • Featured image for the top of the blog post: preferably 1920px in width, .jpg/.png.
  • Author’s headshot: 300×300 px, .jpg/.png.
  • Any additional image/video files to illustrate the article along with the credit line (Creator, Title: Source.) and the caption.
  • Full name and short author bio including a list of links you would like to be featured, such as your website/laboratory and/or social media profiles (Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) and/or your email address.

Please send all files (feature image, headshot, other images, videos) as the attachments to the email even if you have included them along with your article in a WordDoc as they can not be saved in a proper quality from the document.

 

 Thank you🌿
We are thrilled that you want to share your knowledge and experience on Circle’s Blog!
We look forward to working with you!