Development of Planar Microfluidic Systems Using Conventional and Low Temperature Assembling Schemes for Components
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This center is currently working on the development of a remotely accessible generic microfluidic system (lab on a chip) for biological and biochemical analysis, based on electrochemical detection techniques. Modular microfluidic components, including micro reservoirs, microvalves, micropumps, filterless magnetic particle separators, biosensors and flowsensors, were fabricated and tested, and integrated on a system motherboard. Other air-to-liquid measurand concentrators and integrated sieve/filters are being explored in related efforts. The fabrication of these microfluidic components and the utilization of wax for low temperature assembly and even bonding is discussed.