View graph of relations

Over the last two decades, lab-on-a-chip devices have emerged as a leading technology for life sciences, drug development, medical diagnostics, food safety, agricultural and environmental monitoring. The conventional methods used nowadays to manufacture these micro- and nano-functional surface topography are very expensive, and they do not fit the requirements for industrial production. In particular, we report an experimental investigation to link technologies as structuring process and replication processes by establishing through the proposed low-cost-based approaches new manufacturing process chains to process non-silicon materials devices, which integrate sub-μ periodic structures. Moreover, we introduce a prototype of new testing equipment working in a non-clean environment based on photolithographic procedures. μ-trenches with feature size in the order of 10 μm are integrated on cyclic olefin co-polymer substrates. The achievements authorize to consider the proposed process chain a valid option to fabricate structured surface topography in the sub-μ range for biological applications.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Publication date2012
Volume59
Issue1-4
Pages101-109
ISSN0268-3768
DOIs
StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 1

Keywords

  • Replication technology, Structured surface texture, Polymer metallisation, Micro-manufacturing
Download as:
Download as PDF
Select render style:
APAAuthorCBEHarvardMLAStandardVancouverShortLong
PDF
Download as HTML
Select render style:
APAAuthorCBEHarvardMLAStandardVancouverShortLong
HTML
Download as Word
Select render style:
APAAuthorCBEHarvardMLAStandardVancouverShortLong
Word

ID: 5729392