On-chip control of pneumatic-based bistable valve switch

Arnold Chen, Tingrui Pan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Bistable valves are of particular interest due to its capability of remaining in open or closed states without energy consumption. This aspect is appealing for microfluidics transferring from benchside to bedside as input access and controls are limited. In this paper, we present pneumatic-based, bistable valve (BSV) switches for immediate on-chip fluid-flow manipulation without the requirement of external microcontroller circuitries. The applicability of the on-chip controller is demonstrated in a 4-to-1 microfluidic multiplexor. Furthermore, clinical relevance of on-chip BSV switches is displayed in point-of-care ABO blood-typing diagnostic chips.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEMS 2014 - 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1023-1026
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479935086
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 26 2014Jan 30 2014

Other

Other27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period1/26/141/30/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'On-chip control of pneumatic-based bistable valve switch'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this