SUTD Researchers Developed DIY 3D-Printed Peristaltic Pump Kits for Microfluidics

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SUTD – Terry Ching, Jyothsna Vasudevan, Javier Fernandez and Michinao Hashimoto
NUS – Yi-Chin Toh, Hsih Yin Tan and Chwee Teck Lim

SUTD researchers developed a highly-customisable, 3D-printed peristaltic pump kit where users from around the world can download the design files, 3D-print and assemble their do-it-yourself peristaltic pump.

SUTD researchers developed DIY 3D-printed peristaltic pump kits for microfluidics

To make microfluidic pumps more accessible to the scientific community, SUTD researchers developed a highly-customisable, 3D-printed peristaltic pump kit, where users from around the world can download the design files, 3D-print and assemble their do-it-yourself peristaltic pump.

The development of microfluidic systems for lab-on-a-chip (LoC) and organs-on-a-chip (OoC) applications require precise fluid flow control. Typically, on-chip flows are controlled by integrating a microfluidic chip with external pumps that deliver fluid flow at the microscale (typically on the order of mL/min) through the microchannels. To this end, commercially available flow devices such as extrusion syringe pumps, peristaltic pumps and pneumatic pumps have been widely used.

You can find more details at https://sutd.edu.sg/Research/Research-News/2021/12/DIY-3D-printed-peristaltic-pump-kits-microfluidics

2022-03-30T14:17:12+00:00