Low-cost and easy producible paper-printed digital microfluidic chips
von der Ecken, S.
Digital Microfluidics' (DMF) unique ability to freely move, split and mix discrete droplets and to handle magnetic particles in lab-on-chip systems raised its popularity in the last twenty years . However, DMF is not very common outside microfluidic laboratories. While control electronics are easily accessible , DMF-chips are always custom-built. Contrary to common techniques , printed paper DMF-chips are cheap, but still not accessible for everybody . We present an inkjet-printed, foil-based, cheap and reliable DMF-chip, which can be built without a cleanroom nor expensive equipment in small quantities as well as in mass production.
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Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society
20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016. 9 October 2016 through 13 October 2016, 1573-1574