Integration of flows and droplets in digital microfluidic platform

Y. Liu, I. Papautsky

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Abstract

In this work, we demonstrate the integrated functionalities of continuous flows and discrete droplets in a single digital microfluidic platform. The use of droplets has its unique advantages in bio-applications. However, using only droplets is not always the optimal solution. The combined functionalities of flows and droplets adds versatility to the platform and potentially leads to improved on-chip protocols. Here we demonstrate a simple droplet dispensing approach using continuous flow as a fluid source in a digital microfluidic device with desirable long-term volume reproducibility (CV<3%) and reduced need for human intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages882-883
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806490
StatePublished - 2016
Event20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Oct 9 2016Oct 13 2016

Publication series

Name20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period10/9/1610/13/16

Keywords

  • Digital microfluidics
  • Droplets
  • Electrowetting flows

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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