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Low-cost microfluidic single-use valves and on-board reagent storage using laser-printer technology

Garcia-Cordero, Jose L. and Benito-Lopez, Fernando and Diamond, Dermot and Ducrée, Jens and Ricco, Antonio J. (2009) Low-cost microfluidic single-use valves and on-board reagent storage using laser-printer technology. In: MEMS 2009 - 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 25-29 January 2009 , Sorrento, Italy. ISBN 978-1-4244-2978-3

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We report for the first time the laser-printer-based fabrication of vapor- and pressure-resistant microfluidic single-use valves and their implementation on a centrifugal microfluidic "lab-on-a-disc platform". As an extension of this technology, we implemented long-term storage of liquids for up to one month with no signs of evaporation. This simple technology is compatible with a range of polymer microfabrication technologies and should facilitate the design and fabrication of fully integrated and automated lab-on-a-chip cartridges that require pressure-resistant valves or long-term reagent storage.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:chemical technology; lab-on-a-chip; laser materials processing; microvalves; polymers; storage;
Subjects:Biological Sciences > Microfluidics
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI)
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Published in:Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems. . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ISBN 978-1-4244-2978-3
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Copyright Information:©2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology
ID Code:15464
Deposited On:14 Jul 2010 14:33 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 11:49

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