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Polymerized Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Microfluidic Membrane Valves
Chad I. Rogers, Joseph B. Oxborrow, Long-Fang Tsai, Gregory P. Nordin, and Adam T. Woolley

Polymerized poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (poly-PEGDA) was fabricated into pneumatically controlled, non-elastomeric membrane valves as a nonspecific adsorption resistant alternative to polydimethylsiloxane valves. Temporal response, valve closure, and long-term durability of these poly-PEGDA valves were evaluated.

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Polymerized Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Microfluidic Membrane Valves
Chad I. Rogers, Joseph B. Oxborrow, Long-Fang Tsai, Gregory P. Nordin, and Adam T. Woolley

Polymerized poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (poly-PEGDA) was fabricated into pneumatically controlled, non-elastomeric membrane valves as a nonspecific adsorption resistant alternative to polydimethylsiloxane valves. Temporal response, valve closure, and long-term durability of these poly-PEGDA valves were evaluated.

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Polymerized Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Microfluidic Membrane Valves
Chad I. Rogers, Joseph B. Oxborrow, Long-Fang Tsai, Gregory P. Nordin, and Adam T. Woolley

Polymerized poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (poly-PEGDA) was fabricated into pneumatically controlled, non-elastomeric membrane valves as a nonspecific adsorption resistant alternative to polydimethylsiloxane valves. Temporal response, valve closure, and long-term durability of these poly-PEGDA valves were evaluated.

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A Distinctive Analysis of Fluid Flow Behaviour in an AC Electroosmotic Micropump
Nurul Amziah Md Yunus, Farideh Abhari, Mohd Nizar Hamidon, Zurina Zainal Abidin, Izhal Abdul Halin, Gerard H. Markx and Nicolas G. Green

Microfluidic systems are used for chemical and biological analyses, sensing, drug delivery and molecular separation.

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Low-cost “Plug & Play” On-Chip Valve and Pump for Thermoplastic Microfluidics
Mousavi Shaegh Seyed Ali, Wang Zhenfeng, Toh Guek Geok, Soh Yong Chear

Scientists have developed a novel on-chip valving solution for thermoplastic microfluidic devices, which is reliable, easy to implement, and has low-cost fabrication.

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A novel DNA amplification method based on silicon microring resonator for rapid detection of genetic alteration in the point-of care (POC) field of cancers

Nucleic acid testing plays a critical role in molecular diagnosis[1-2]. Due to the low amounts of DNA obtained in clinical samples, the amplification of DNA is an essential step in most NAT methods [3].

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Rapid Concentration of Particles in Microfluidics using AC Electrothermal Effect with Laser Illumination

In this study, the formation of a toroidal microvortex by AC electrothermal (ACET) effect was numerically visualized using COMSOL v4.2a multiphysics software. AC voltage was applied to the two parallel electrodes in a microchannel to generate temperature gradient in the fluids.

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Microfluidic analysis of amino acids using aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase coupled with spectrophotometric detection

Analyses of free amino acids in biological fluids?—?such as urine and plasma?—?can be useful in determining disease status in clinical diagnoses [1]. In the food industry, unique changes in amino acid concentrations are useful markers of freshness, nutrition, and taste.

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Microfluidic Sample Extraction Device with an Integrated Pressure Measurement
J. Varfolomeeva, C. Müller, L. Riegger, H. Reinecke

Bioanalytical applications, like the monitoring of metabolic processes, often require a continuous sample extraction. In this work we describe a microfluidic device which is able to subsequently extract samples in microliter range out of a continuous sample stream and provides an optional integrated channel for the measurement of the fluid pressure.

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Scientific News
UW-Madison Team Developing ‘Tissue Chip’ to Screen Neurological Toxins
A faster, more affordable way to screen for neural toxins.
Modular Components Make Building 3-D “Labs-on-a-Chip” a Snap
New building blocks take microfluidics from flat to 3-D quickly and easily.
NIH Funds Next Phase of Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Program
Scientists will integrate chips mimicking human organ functions into full body system to evaluate drugs.
Airway Muscle-On-A-Chip Mimics Asthma
Tissue-level model of human airway musculature could pave way for patient-specific asthma treatments.
New Chip Promising For Tumor-Targeting Research
The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on-chip device, will allow researchers to study the complex environment surrounding tumors and the barriers that prevent the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents.
Gene Expression Patterns in Pancreatic CTCs Revealed
Distinct patterns of gene expression in several groups of CTCs were identified, including significant differences from the primary tumor that may contribute to the ability to generate metastases and prove to be targets for improved treatment of the deadly tumor.
Blood Cleanser for Sepsis
Dialysis-like ‘biospleen’ quickly filters bacteria, fungi and toxins.
Stanford Engineers Aim to Connect the World with Ant-sized Radios
Costing just pennies to make, tiny radios-on-a-chip are designed to serve as controllers or sensors for the 'Internet of Things.'
Lab on a Breathing Chip
Human nasal epithelial cells, cultured on a microchip, react to air pollutants just like they would in the upper airway.
Micropumps for Lab-on-a-Chip Disease Diagnosis
Reliable, inexpensive, programmable pumps could help make the diagnosis of many global life-threatening diseases easy and affordable.
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