Next generation, in-situ microfluidic flow control using stimuli responsive materials for biomemetic microfluicic platforms

Simon Coleman, Aymen Ben Azouz, Jeroen Ter Schiphorst, Janire Saez, Jeffrey Whyte, Peter McCluskey, Nigel Kent, Fernando Benito-Lopez, Albert Schenning, Dermot Diamond

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Abstract

The requirement of significant off-chip fluid manipulation using high-cost mechanical components has resulted in design limitations in microfluidic devices. We report the use of novel stimuli responsive polymer gel materials for a variety of bio-inspired processes to achieve in-situ microfluidic flow control providing low-cost alternatives to current technologies. These integrated materials result in active microfluidic channels that provide highly simplified, non-contact fluidic control such as valving, mixing and channel sealing. These low-cost materials potentially allow for the creation of complex fluidic arrangements with advanced fluidic control on single use or disposable platforms that are not presently achievable with current technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
Place of Publications.l.
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1126-1127
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806490
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2016) - Convention Center Dublin Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay Dublin 1 IRELAND, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 9 Oct 201613 Oct 2016
Conference number: 20
http://www.microtasconferences.org/microtas2016/
http://www.microtas2016.org/

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2016)
Abbreviated titleMicroTAS
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period9/10/1613/10/16
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Keywords

  • Alginate
  • Biomimetic
  • Polymers
  • Spiropyran
  • Stimuli responsive

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