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Nanomaterials, materials with sizes or features ranging from 1 to 100 nm in one or more dimensions, are the core of an emerging technological revolution. The main advantages of these materials are unique thermal, mechanical, electronic, and biological properties not found in conventional materials. Combining these properties with their remarkable recognition capabilities has resulted in analytical systems with significantly improved performance and novel applications across physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.1 Although a number of nanomaterials have been used in conjunction with traditional separation techniques, the small volumes and low analysis time offered by microfluidic devices represent an open field for innovation with unique opportunities in terms of research and training. Owing to these opportunities, our group is interested in the development, characterization, and application of novel analytical strategies combining nanomaterials, electrochemistry, and microfluidics; in particular those that could provide significant advantages for biomedical research.