Droplet incubation chamber array: Journey of droplets on a chip

H. S. Rho, H. Gardeniers*

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Abstract

We present a droplet-based microfluidic platform for carrying out sequential and multiple reactions. Flexible droplet formation, multiple injections of additional droplets into pregenerated droplets, addressing of droplets into incubation chambers, and dosing of additional droplets to incubated droplets were achieved by the forward/reverse flow direction control and flow path control with pneumatic valves. The droplet incubation chamber array with a great freedom and flexibility in droplet handling makes "Journey of Droplets on a Chip" possible, and also could be applied for performing complex chemical and biological reactions, especially in which incubation and dosing steps are necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2013
PublisherThe Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1941-1943
Number of pages3
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9781632666246
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, μTAS 2013 - Freiburg, Germany
Duration: 27 Oct 201331 Oct 2013
Conference number: 17

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, μTAS 2013
Abbreviated titleMicroTAS
CountryGermany
CityFreiburg
Period27/10/1331/10/13

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Keywords

  • Droplets
  • Gradient
  • Microfluidics
  • Sequential reaction

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Rho, H. S., & Gardeniers, H. (2013). Droplet incubation chamber array: Journey of droplets on a chip. In 17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2013 (Vol. 3, pp. 1941-1943). The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.