One-step fabrication of microfluidic chips with in-plane, adhesive-free interconnections

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2010

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A simple method for creating interconnections to a common microfluidic device material, poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), is presented. A press-fit interconnection is created between oversized, deformable tubing and complementary, undersized semi-circular ports fabricated into PMMA bonding surfaces by direct micromilling. Upon UV-assisted bonding the tubing is trapped in the ports of the PMMA chip and forms an integrated, in-plane and adhesive-free interconnection. The interconnections support the average pressure of 6.1 bar and can be made with small dead volumes. A comparison is made to a similar interconnection approach which uses tubing to act as a gasket between a needle and port on the microfluidic chip.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Publication date2010
Volume20
Issue3
Pages037001
ISSN0960-1317
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StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 1
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