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Keywords:

  • liquid marbles;
  • micro-bioreactors;
  • diagnostic assays;
  • superhydrophobicity;
  • blood typing
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The use of liquid marbles as micro-bioreactors for blood typing assays inside liquid marbles is explored by Wei Shen and co-workers on page 80. The haemagglutination reaction is initiated by injecting the relevant antibody into a marble of a blood sample. The reaction is signified by the separation of agglutinated red blood cells to the lower part of the marble, which leads to applications in ABO and Rh Blood typing.