A Pin-Count Reduction Algorithm for Flow-Based Microfluidic Biochips

Alexander Rüdiger Schneider, Paul Pop, Jan Madsen

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Abstract

Microfluidic biochips are replacing the conventional biochemical analyzers integrating the necessary functions on-chip. We are interested in flow-based biochips, where a continuous flow of liquid is manipulated using integrated microvalves, controlled from external pressure sources via off-chip control pins. Recent research has addressed the physical design of such biochips. However, such research has so far ignored the pin-count, which rises with the increase in the number of microvalves. Given a biochip architecture and a biochemical application, we propose an algorithm for reducing the number of control pins required to run the application. The proposed algorithm has been evaluated using several benchmarks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of papers presented at the 18th Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS (DTIP 2016)
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print) 978-1-5090-1457-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event18th Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS (DTIP 2016) - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 30 May 20162 Jun 2016
Conference number: 18
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Conference

Conference18th Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS (DTIP 2016)
Number18
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period30/05/201602/06/2016
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Schneider, A. R., Pop, P., & Madsen, J. (2016). A Pin-Count Reduction Algorithm for Flow-Based Microfluidic Biochips. In Collection of papers presented at the 18th Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS (DTIP 2016) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/DTIP.2016.7514873