3 June 1999 Flexible packaging and interconnect scheme for microfluidic systems
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Proceedings Volume 3606, Micro- and Nanofabricated Structures and Devices for Biomedical Environmental Applications II; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.350051
Event: BiOS '99 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1999, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
A slide-together compression package and microfluidic interconnects for microfabricated devices requiring fluidic and electrical connections is presented. The package assembles without tools, is reusable, and requires no epoxy, wirebonds, or solder, making chip replacement fast and easy. The microfluidic interconnects use standard HPLC PEEK tubing, with the tip machined to accept either an o-ring or custom molded ring which serves the dual function of forming the seal and providing mechanical retention strength. One design uses a screw to compress the o-ring, while others are simply plugged into a cartridge retained in the package. The connectors are helium leak-tight, can withstand hundreds of psi, are easy to connect and disconnect, are low dead volume, have a small footprint, and are adaptable to a broad range of microfabricated devices.
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William J. Benett, Peter A. Krulevitch, "Flexible packaging and interconnect scheme for microfluidic systems", Proc. SPIE 3606, Micro- and Nanofabricated Structures and Devices for Biomedical Environmental Applications II, (3 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350051; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.350051
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