Interconnection blocks: a method for providing reusable, rapid, multiple, aligned and planar microfluidic interconnections

David Sabourin, Detlef Snakenborg, Hans Martin Dufva

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    Abstract

    In this paper a method is presented for creating 'interconnection blocks' that are re-usable and provide multiple, aligned and planar microfluidic interconnections. Interconnection blocks made from polydimethylsiloxane allow rapid testing of microfluidic chips and unobstructed microfluidic observation. The interconnection block method is scalable, flexible and supports high interconnection density. The average pressure limit of the interconnection block was near 5.5 bar and all individual results were well above the 2 bar threshold considered applicable to most microfluidic applications.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
    Volume19
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)035021
    ISSN0960-1317
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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