Active flow control

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Mixing chip with on-chip flow control

 

 

 

Active flow control

Fully integrated valves and pumps

 

We at Micronit are now pleased to offer active flow control systems based on fully integrated membrane valves and pumps. We have developed a variety of reliable on-chip valve and pump technologies all based on optically clear materials, which can be actuated through pneumatic control systems. The development of our platform technologies means we are able to provide these valves and pumps in a selection of materials and hybrid combinations all designed to meet application specific needs and our customers’ requirements. These material combinations include, but are not limited to:
COC devices with COP membranes
Full COC devices
Glass devices with PDMS membranes
Full glass devices
On-chip flow control enables the design of simpler, more compact microfluidic devices, which can lead to cost reductions in the resulting system. These chips can be design to integrate a large variety of functionalities, thereby reducing the need for manual handling between process steps. An example of added functionality is our active mixer chip, which allows the mixing of asymmetric volumes and can be seen in figure X. These additional functionalities for on-chip integration can include:
Accurate volume sampling
Spatial and temporal control over fluid flows
Mixing of asymmetric volumes
Multiple washing steps
Incubation and heating
PCR or other thermal-cycling capabilties
Detection and sensior integration

We at Micronit are now pleased to offer active flow control systems based on fully integrated membrane valves and pumps. We have developed a variety of reliable on-chip valve and pump technologies all based on optically clear materials, which can be actuated through pneumatic control systems. The development of our platform technologies means we are able to provide these valves and pumps in a selection of materials and hybrid combinations all designed to meet application specific needs and our customers’ requirements. These material combinations include, but are not limited to:

 

  • COC devices with COP membranes
  • Full COC devices
  • Glass devices with PDMS membranes
  • Full glass devices

 

On-chip flow control enables the design of simpler, more compact microfluidic devices, which can lead to cost reductions in the resulting system. These chips can be design to integrate a large variety of functionalities, thereby reducing the need for manual handling between process steps. An example of added functionality is our active mixer chip, which allows the mixing of asymmetric volumes and can be seen in figure X. These additional functionalities for on-chip integration can include:

 

  • Accurate volume sampling
  • Spatial and temporal control over fluid flows
  • Mixing of asymmetric volumes
  • Multiple washing steps
  • Incubation and heating
  • PCR or other thermal-cycling capabilties
  • Detection and sensior integration

 

 

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