Magnetically controlled valve for polymeric microfluidic devices

A. Gaspar, M. E. Piyasena, F. A. Gomez

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Abstract

Microfluidic devices (MDs) have emerged as novel analytical tools in many areas of science and industry. Their inherent qualities such as low power requirements, low sample consumption, rapid and parallel analysis, and automation provides unique opportunities to create novel and more powerful devices with a myriad of applications. Although MDs based on PDMS have been widely used, there is still a need to develop other mechanisms for the manipulation and injection of small volumes of sample in PDMS structrues. Herein, we describe a simple, external inline magnetic valve for use in MDs constructed of PDMS and employing small magnets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007, Technical Proceedings
Pages389-390
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 2007
Event2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: May 20 2007May 24 2007

Publication series

Name2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007, Technical Proceedings
Volume3

Other

Other2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period5/20/075/24/07

Keywords

  • Magnetically controlled valve
  • Microfluidic devices
  • Microvalve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Gaspar, A., Piyasena, M. E., & Gomez, F. A. (2007). Magnetically controlled valve for polymeric microfluidic devices. In 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007, Technical Proceedings (pp. 389-390). (2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007, Technical Proceedings; Vol. 3).