Call Addressed: “Scientific Projects 2015” by John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation
Project Title: Fabrication and characterization of integrated pneumatic component for liquid flow control in microfluidics
Coordinator: Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada (TEISTE), Persons In Charge: Dr. Vassilis Stathopoulos and Dr. N. Vourdas
Start Date-End Date/Duration: 2015.01.01-2015.31.12/12M
The market related to the fabrication and implementation of microfluidics for various applications has exhibited fast growth during the last decade. Recent innovations have focused on improved autonomy and the introduction of new features through the use of peripheral components. The latter can be integrated with conventional microfluidic devices with minimal impact on cost and energy demand. In this project a novel functional component, uVALVIT, will be fabricated for liquid actuation and flow control in microfluidics with mild pressure needs. Due to its design several peripherals can be implemented in-series or in parallel to a microfluidic, and function independently. Deliberate gas control will also enable liquid temperature control as well as the chemical reaction control leveraging appropriate temperature reactive gas combination.