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A microfluidic D-subminiature connector

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Abstract

Standardized, affordable, user-friendly world-to-chip interfaces represent one of the major barriers to the adoption of microfluidics. We present a connector system for plug-and-play interfacing of microfluidic devices to multiple input and output lines. The male connectors are based on existing standardized housings from electronics that are inexpensive and widely available. The female connectors are fabricated using familiar replica molding techniques that can easily be adopted by microfluidic developers.

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Submitted
13 Feb 2013
Accepted
03 Apr 2013
First published
15 Apr 2013

Lab Chip, 2013,13, 2036-2039
Article type
Technical Innovation

A microfluidic D-subminiature connector

A. Scott, A. K. Au, E. Vinckenbosch and A. Folch, Lab Chip, 2013, 13, 2036
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC50201E

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