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Centrifugally enhanced paper microfluidics

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Fluid flow in paper is currently limited by capillary forces. Here we show how capillary flow control can be improved by integrating paper sectors in lab-on-a-disc platforms. To this end we combine the rotationally controlled centrifugal force with the capillary action to enable basic liquid handling steps such as blood separation, liquid recirculation, liquid routing and valving. The integration of simple paper strips in polymeric devices is a step towards an advanced assay automation and high-performance sample preparation for using paper in point of care diagnostic devices. �� 2012 IEEE.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Godino, N., Comaskey, E., Gorkin, R., & Ducr��e, J. (2012). Centrifugally enhanced paper microfluidics. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) (pp. 1017-1020). doi:10.1109/MEMSYS.2012.6170187

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84860474802

Start Page


  • 1017

End Page


  • 1020

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Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Fluid flow in paper is currently limited by capillary forces. Here we show how capillary flow control can be improved by integrating paper sectors in lab-on-a-disc platforms. To this end we combine the rotationally controlled centrifugal force with the capillary action to enable basic liquid handling steps such as blood separation, liquid recirculation, liquid routing and valving. The integration of simple paper strips in polymeric devices is a step towards an advanced assay automation and high-performance sample preparation for using paper in point of care diagnostic devices. �� 2012 IEEE.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Godino, N., Comaskey, E., Gorkin, R., & Ducr��e, J. (2012). Centrifugally enhanced paper microfluidics. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) (pp. 1017-1020). doi:10.1109/MEMSYS.2012.6170187

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84860474802

Start Page


  • 1017

End Page


  • 1020

Volume


Issue


Place Of Publication