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Design of microfluidic networks

Billingham, John and Grief, Andrew and Leppinen, David and Ovenden, Nick (2005) Design of microfluidic networks. [Study Group Report]


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Microfluidics is a relatively new and fast growing research area in fluid mechanics. The devices in question are thin wafers containing etched or printed interconnecting channels through which fluids are pumped, which can mix and/or react at various nodes to produce an output product. Microfluidic devices have applications in many manufacturing and chemical detection processes. For example, they can be used to manufacture monodisperse droplets with very well defined properties for pharmaceutical applications; or form the basis for miniaturised ‘lab-on-a-chip’ sensor arrays for detecting biological substances or toxins.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Medical and pharmaceutical
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 49 (Oxford, UK, Mar 28-Apr 2, 2004)
Company Name:Unilever Corporate Research
ID Code:34
Deposited By: Gordon White
Deposited On:26 May 2005
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:45

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