A microfluidic control system with re-usable micropump/valve actuator and injection moulded disposable polymer lab-on-a-slide

Minqiang Bu, Ivan R. Perch-Nielsen, Sun Yi, Anders Wolff

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference
    Publication date2011
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0157-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference - Beijing, China
    Duration: 5 Jun 20119 Jun 2011
    Conference number: 16


    Conference16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference
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    • Microfluidics
    • Actuators
    • Micropumps
    • Purification
    • Polymers
    • Valves
    • Reservoirs

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