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A plug and play microfluidic device

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Chip-to-world interface is a major issue in the field of microfluidics and its applications. We developed a plug and play microfluidic device composed of a fluid driving unit and a polymer chip containing microfluidic channels and reservoirs. The one and only connection of the device to the external world is a set of electric control lines for the driving unit. Just putting the reagents and samples onto the reservoirs, the chip can be operated for chemical or biochemical reaction and analysis. We demonstrate here that silicon-based micropumps embedded in the present device allow us to achieve flexible fluidic manipulations with minimum time delay and dead volume.

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The article was received on 04 Feb 2003, accepted on 22 Apr 2003 and first published on 21 May 2003

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B301410J
Citation: Lab Chip, 2003,3, 193-197
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    A plug and play microfluidic device

    T. Fujii, Y. Sando, K. Higashino and Y. Fujii, Lab Chip, 2003, 3, 193
    DOI: 10.1039/B301410J

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