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3D-printed microfluidic devices: fabrication, advantages and limitations—a mini review

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Abstract

A mini-review with 79 references. In this review, the most recent trends in 3D-printed microfluidic devices are discussed. In addition, a focus is given to the fabrication aspects of these devices, with the ESI containing detailed instructions for designing a variety of structures including: a microfluidic channel, threads to accommodate commercial fluidic fittings, a flow splitter; a well plate, a mold for PDMS channel casting; and how to combine multiple designs into a single device. The advantages and limitations of 3D-printed microfluidic devices are thoroughly discussed, as are some future directions for the field.

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The article was received on 13 Jun 2016, accepted on 14 Jul 2016 and first published on 27 Jul 2016


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C6AY01671E
Citation: Anal. Methods, 2016,8, 6005-6012
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    3D-printed microfluidic devices: fabrication, advantages and limitations—a mini review

    C. Chen, B. T. Mehl, A. S. Munshi, A. D. Townsend, D. M. Spence and R. S. Martin, Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 6005
    DOI: 10.1039/C6AY01671E

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