Fabrication of Active Digital Microfluidic Paper Chips with Inkjet-printed Patterned Electrodes and their Point-of Care Biomedical Application

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Active, paper-based, microfluidic chips driven by electrowetting are fabricated by using inkjet printing and demonstrated for reagent transport and mixing. Instead of using the passive capillary force on the pulp to actuate a flow of a liquid, a group of digital drops are transported along programmed trajectories above the electrodes printed on low-cost paper, which should allow point-of-care production and diagnostic activities in the future.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Nanotechnology 2014: MEMS, Fluidics, Bio Systems, Medical, Computational & Photonics
Published: June 15, 2014
Pages: 161 - 164
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: Inkjet Design, Materials & Fabrication
ISBN: 978-1-4822-5827-1