3D Printed Unibody Lab-on-a-Chip: Features Survey and Check-Valves Integration†
AbstractThe unibody lab-on-a-chip (ULOC) concept entails a fast and affordable micro-prototyping system built around a single monolithic 3D printed element (unibody). A consumer-grade stereo lithography (SL) 3D printer can configure ULOCs with different forms of sample delivery, transport, handling and readout, while minimizing material costs and fabrication time. ULOC centralizes all complex fabrication procedures and replaces the need for clean room resources, delivering prototypes for less than 1 US$, which can be printed in 10 min and ready for testing in less than 30 min. Recent examples of ULOC integration of transport, chemical sensing for optical readout and flow mixing capabilities are discussed, as well as the integration of the first check-valves for ULOC devices. ULOC valves are strictly unidirectional up to 100 psi, show an exponential forward flow behavior up to 70 psi and can be entirely fabricated with the ULOC approach. View Full-Text
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Comina, G.; Suska, A.; Filippini, D. 3D Printed Unibody Lab-on-a-Chip: Features Survey and Check-Valves Integration. Micromachines 2015, 6, 437-451.
Comina G, Suska A, Filippini D. 3D Printed Unibody Lab-on-a-Chip: Features Survey and Check-Valves Integration. Micromachines. 2015; 6(4):437-451.Chicago/Turabian Style
Comina, Germán; Suska, Anke; Filippini, Daniel. 2015. "3D Printed Unibody Lab-on-a-Chip: Features Survey and Check-Valves Integration." Micromachines 6, no. 4: 437-451.