Lab-on-a-chip devices are often applied to point-of-care diagnostic solutions as they are low-cost, compact, disposable, and require only small sample volumes. For such devices, various reagents are required for sample preparation and analysis and, for an integrated solution to be realized, on-chip reagent storage and automated introduction are required. This work describes the implementation and characterization of effective liquid reagent storage and release mechanisms utilizing blister pouches applied to various point-of-care diagnostic device applications. The manufacturing aspects as well as performance parameters are evaluated.
Suzanne Smith, Rene Sewart, Kevin Land, Pieter Roux, Claudia Gärtner, and Holger Becker, "Blister pouches for effective reagent storage and release for low cost point-of-care diagnostic applications," Proc. SPIE 9705, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XIV, 97050F (Presented at SPIE BiOS: February 14, 2016; Published: 18 March 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2217963.
Conference Presentations are recordings of oral presentations given at SPIE conferences and published as part of the conference proceedings. They include the speaker's narration along with a video recording of the presentation slides and animations. Many conference presentations also include full-text papers. Search and browse our growing collection of more than 14,000 conference presentations, including many plenary and keynote presentations.