Biomedical Microdevices

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 61–67

A disposable lab-on-a-chip platform with embedded fluid actuators for active nanoliter liquid handling

  • Björn Samel
  • Volker Nock
  • Aman Russom
  • Patrick Griss
  • Göran Stemme
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10544-006-9015-5

Cite this article as:
Samel, B., Nock, V., Russom, A. et al. Biomed Microdevices (2007) 9: 61. doi:10.1007/s10544-006-9015-5

Abstract

In this work we present the development of a disposable liquid handling lab-on-a-chip (LOC) platform with embedded actuators for applications in analytical chemistry. The proposed platform for nanoliter liquid handling is based on a thermally responsive silicone elastomer composite, consisting of PDMS and expandable microspheres. In our LOC platform, we integrate active dosing, transportation and merging of nanoliter liquid volumes. The disposable platform successfully demonstrates precise sample volume control with smart microfluidic manipulation and on-chip active microfluidic components. It is entirely fabricated from low-cost materials using wafer-level processing. Moreover, an enzymatic reaction and real-time detection was successfully conducted to exemplify its applicability as an LOC.

Keywords

Lab-on-a-chipMicrofluidicsMicropumpPDMS compositeBiochip

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Björn Samel
    • 1
  • Volker Nock
    • 1
  • Aman Russom
    • 1
  • Patrick Griss
    • 1
  • Göran Stemme
    • 1
  1. 1.Microsystem Technology LabSchool of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden