Microfluidics – pressure & flow control
What is Microfluidics?
Microfluidics is the science of controlling and manipulating very small fluids, ranging in volume from microliters (10-6) to picoliters (10-12). The fluids are accurately controlled through a channel or network of channels that have dimensions from tens to hundreds of micrometers.
What Makes Microfluidics so Interesting?
Many industrial groups and academic researchers find this technology attractive because it greatly reduces the consumption of samples and reagents. Also, the experiment time can be shortened and multiple tests can be run simultaneously. In short, microfluidics provides more actionable results, much faster.
example microfluidics process
By providing our MPV an analog command signal, pressure is applied to the fluid, resulting in pressure driven flow. Then the camera records the next image and the process repeats.