Automating Microfluidics: Reconfigurable Virtual Channels for Cell and Droplet Transport

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Automating Microfluidics: Reconfigurable Virtual Channels for Cell and Droplet Transport

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dc.contributor.author Floryan, Caspar Jerzy
dc.contributor.author Nemiroski, Alex
dc.contributor.author Westervelt, Robert M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-17T17:34:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-17
dc.identifier.citation Floryan, Casper, Alex Nemiroski, and Robert M. Westervelt. 2012. Automating microfluidics: reconfigurable virtual channels for cell and droplet transport. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9273167
dc.description.abstract The emerging field of digital microfluidics promises to solve many shortcomings of traditional continuous-flow fluidics. This technology has a few incarnations, including EWOD (eletrowetting on dielectric) and DEP (dielectrophoresis) chips. Both consist of large arrays of electrical pixels which move droplets and cells. They actuate fluids actively, have error feedback, are programmable, perform operations in parallel, and do not rely on external pumps. For these reasons we foresee the increased use of digital microfluidics in the near future. We also foresee a gradual shift away from purpose-built microfluidic devices, towards multi-purpose platforms with specific applications encoded in software. To this extent we present here a new paradigm of encoding and automating microfluidic operations using video files. We use this technology to create several configurations of virtual microfluidic channels and to play film clips using living cells on a DEP chip. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Engineering and Applied Sciences en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Physics en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title Automating Microfluidics: Reconfigurable Virtual Channels for Cell and Droplet Transport en_US
dc.type Research Paper or Report en_US
dc.description.version Author's Original en_US
dash.depositing.author Westervelt, Robert M.
dc.date.available 2012-07-17T17:34:05Z

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