Polymer sieving matrices in microanalytical electrophoresis
Microfluidic design has advanced existing protein separation capabilities and supported novel assays. Key metrics for successful protein separations include fast, robust, and sensitive analysis of complex mixtures of bio-macromolecules. Attaining high separation resolution is a chief concern. Here we review recent advances in polymer-based electrophoresis sieving materials that are impacting microfluidic bioanalytical applications. Looking forward, we comment on unmet needs for advanced separation media in micro-to-nanoscale devices.