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The microfluidic puzzle: chip-oriented rapid prototyping

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Abstract

We demonstrate a new concept for reconfigurable microfluidic devices from elementary functional units. Our approach suppresses the need for patterning, soft molding and bonding when details on a chip have to be modified. Our system has two parts, a base-platform used as a scaffold and functional modules which are combined by ‘plug-and-play’. To demonstrate that our system sustains typical pressures in microfluidic experiments, we produce droplets of different sizes using T-junction modules with three different designs assembled successively on a 3 × 3 modular scaffold.

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Submitted
18 Dec 2013
Accepted
19 Feb 2014
First published
24 Mar 2014

This article is Open Access

Lab Chip, 2014,14, 1669-1672
Article type
Technical Innovation
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The microfluidic puzzle: chip-oriented rapid prototyping

J. Lim, F. Maes, V. Taly and J. Baret, Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 1669
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC51399H

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