Microfluidic system based on actuator elements

M.W.J. Prins (Inventor), J.W. Weekamp (Inventor), J.M.J. Toonder, den (Inventor)

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Abstract

The present invention provides a microfluidic system comprising at least one microchannel (IS) having an inner wall Q (17). The microfluidic system comprises attached to the inner wall (17) of the at least one microchannel (IS) a plurality of ciliary M actuator elements (lOa-d) and at least one floating current wire (14a-d) present in the at least one microchannel (IS) for applying a o magnetic field to the plurality of ciliary actuator elements (lOa-d) for changing their shape and/or orientation. The present invention > also provides a method for the manufacturing of such micro fluidic systems and to a method for controlling a fluid flow through a ~ microchannel (IS) of such a micro fluidic system.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2008110993
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2008

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