Microfluidic Device for Sequential Injection and Flushing of Solutions and its Application to Immunosensing

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A microfluidic system with injecting and flushing functions was developed. In the system, hydrophilic flow channels have a dry-film photoresist layer which facilitates the introduction of solutions from four injection ports. The injection and flushing of solutions are controlled by valves operated by electrowetting. The valves consist of gold working electrodes in the flow channels or a through-hole in the glass substrate. Solutions can be sequentially introduced through the injection ports into a reaction chamber and flushed through a valve in the through-hole. Necessary immunoassay steps can be conducted on the chip, and a target antibody can be detected electrochemically.


  • The Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan  

    The Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan 126(5), 202-203, 2006-05-01 

    The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan

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