SUTD Researchers Developed New Methods to Create Microfluidic Devices with Fluoropolymers

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SUTD: Michinao Hashimoto, Takuma Hizawa, Atsushi Takano, Pravien Parthiban
MIT: Patrick S. Doyle
Waseda University: Eiji Iwase

Currently, a wide range of applications has been demonstrated using microfluidic devices made of silicone rubbers (such as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)), including materials syntheses, separation and sorting, diagnostics and bioanalysis. The reason for the popularity of PDMS in academic laboratories is the simplicity of the fabrication and well-characterised properties of PDMS. However, PDMS are not compatible with strong organic solvents; they quickly swell silicone-based materials. To this end, microfluidic channels possessing chemical and solvent compatibility would be desirable.

Representative fluoropolymer microchannels that are filled with water containing aqueous dyes.

You can find more details at https://www.sutd.edu.sg/Research/Research-News/2019/2/SUTD-researchers-developed-new-methods-to-create-m

2021-09-28T15:33:14+00:00