Advancements in Microfluidic Sensors for High-Throughput Drug Screening in Precision Agriculture


  • Caihong Lie Department of Material Science, Florida State University Author


Microfluidic sensors, Precision agriculture, High-throughput drug screening, Lab-on-a-chip, Miniaturization, Automation, Plant protection, Nutrient management, Disease control, Detection techniques, Drug candidates, Environmental impact, Experimental workflows, Sensor integration, Agricultural practices


Microfluidic sensors have emerged as powerful tools for high-throughput drug screening in precision agriculture, offering unprecedented capabilities for rapid and cost-effective analysis of various chemical and biological agents. This review summarizes recent advancements in microfluidic sensor technologies and their applications in the field of precision agriculture. These sensors enable the precise and controlled manipulation of small fluid volumes, facilitating the screening of diverse compounds for their efficacy in plant protection, nutrient management, and disease control. The integration of microfluidic platforms with advanced detection techniques enhances sensitivity, selectivity, and throughput, allowing for the identification of optimal drug candidates with improved accuracy. Moreover, the miniaturization and automation of experimental workflows contribute to resource efficiency, reducing the environmental impact of agricultural practices. This paper discusses key developments in microfluidic sensor design, fabrication, and integration, highlighting their potential to revolutionize high-throughput drug screening in precision agriculture.