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26 March 1998 Pneumatically actuated micropipetting device
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Proceedings Volume 3258, Micro- and Nanofabricated Structures and Devices for Biomedical Environmental Applications; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.304375
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
We have realized a valveless micropipetting device with an integrated sensor which can aspirate and dispense liquid volumes without any valves, hence without any reflow or dead volume. With an external pneumatic actuation, we have demonstrated aspirating and dispensing from 190nl of 6 (mu) l of water. Measurements showed a standard deviation of down to 1 percent. An integrated capacitive sensor will allow monitoring of the pressure throughout the pipetting process and detect malfunctions, e.g. clotting of the pipetting tip. It is our intention to use this demonstrated precise aspiration mechanism in combination with a micromachined reaction chamber and a miniaturized optical analysis system.
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Nicolas Szita and Rudolf A. Buser "Pneumatically actuated micropipetting device", Proc. SPIE 3258, Micro- and Nanofabricated Structures and Devices for Biomedical Environmental Applications, (26 March 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.304375
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