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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 501;

Stretchable Material for Microfluidic Applications

DTBS, Leti, CEA, University Grenoble Alpes, F-38000 Grenoble, France
SIMaP, CNRS, University Grenoble Alpes, F-38000 Grenoble, France
LEGI, CNRS, University Grenoble Alpes, F-38000 Grenoble, France
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 18 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of Eurosensors 2017)
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Materials selected for microfluidic technology exhibit mechanical properties that can be a source of innovation. For instance, devices that take advantage of rigid (glass, silicon) or soft (elastomer, PDMS) materials, as well as porous materials, such as paper, are widely reported in the literature. In this paper, we illustrate the potentialities of hyper elastic materials for lab-on-chip developments. Two breakthrough examples are reported: (i) a new digital microfluidics approach based on a stretchable membrane for addressing a large range of liquid volumes in complex protocols and (ii) a new low-cost approach for prototyping fully deformable microfluidic devices based on a polymeric foam.
Keywords: microfluidics; hyperelastic; stretchable; lab on a chip; polymeric foam microfluidics; hyperelastic; stretchable; lab on a chip; polymeric foam
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Fouillet, Y.; Parent, C.; Gropplero, G.; Davoust, L.; Achard, J.L.; Revol-Cavalier, F.; Verplanck, N. Stretchable Material for Microfluidic Applications. Proceedings 2017, 1, 501.

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