A microfluidic control system with re-usable micropump/valve actuator and injection moulded disposable polymer lab-on-a-slide
Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2011
A microfluidic control system consisting of micropump/valves with a re-usable pneumatic actuator and a disposable polymer lab-on-a-slide is presented. The lab-on-a-slide was fabricated using low cost methods, such as injection moulding of TOPAS® cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) slide, lamination of different layers of polymer, and ultrasonic welding of TOPAS® lid to the slide. The re-usable pneumatic actuator not only simplifies the design of the lab-on-a-slide and reduces the fabrication cost, but also reduces the possibility of cross contamination during replacement of the disposable lab-on-a-slide. The experiment results show the micropump is capable of providing a wide range of flow rate (20–300 µL/min), and microvalves provides a reliable fluidic control in the different parts of the system.
|Title||16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference|
|Conference||16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference|
|Period||05/06/11 → 09/06/11|
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI|
- Microfluidics, Actuators, Micropumps, Purification, Polymers, Valves, Reservoirs
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