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Microfluidics Techniques and Practices

Microfluidics applications are enabled using many techniques developed by biologists, mechanical engineers, chemists, surface science engineers, electrical engineers, physicists, and many more. Here we present technical articles written by uFluidix scientists, engineers, or technical writers to describe most enabling Microfluidics processes or technologies. Click on each title to read the full article.

Microfluidics Fabrication Notes

Technical Tips on How to Use Microfluidic Chips and Set up Experiments

PDMS microfluidic chip

PDMS is the most widely used Material for its best feature resolution. Thermoplastics are also used for the fabrication of Microfluidic chips.

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Calculate Pressure in Microfluidic Channels

Faster flow rate, and smaller channels cause higher upstream pressure. How High? Calculate here.

 

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PDMS is inherently Hydrophobic. How to modify its hydrophobicity to fit you applications , and more.

 

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Before you decide to fabricate your own PDMS devices or buy them from a custom manufacturer read this article. Would save you Money and Time!

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microfluidic chip array

What is the difference in cost, lead time, or technologies for prototyping vs manufacturing Microfluidic devices?

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Microfluidic-channel-cross-section

How to describe the geometry of the microfluidic channel in your design. Get practical tips, and avoid popular mistakes!

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Microfluidics

Despite advantages such as fast creation of 3D structures, 3D printing technology faces many challenges for being used to manufacture microfluidic chips and devices.

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