10 March 1999 Microfabrication of biofactory-on-a-chip devices using laser ablation technology
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Proceedings Volume 3680, Design, Test, and Microfabrication of MEMS and MOEMS; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.341248
Event: Design, Test, and Microfabrication of MEMS/MOEMS, 1999, Paris, France
In recent years, microfabrication techniques derived from existing expertise in the microelectronics industry have been applied to the fields of biotechnology and clinical diagnostics. In this work, 'Biofactory-on-a-chip' devices are being developed to demonstrate how these microfabrication techniques can be combined with electrokinetic phenomena to manipulate, separate and characterize biological material using non-uniform electric fields. Excimer laser ablation methods have been used to fabricate these devices. Key to the successful fabrication and functioning of 'Biofactory' devices is the ability to: machine microelectrodes with micrometer feature sizes over a large area; create via-holes in insulating layers to form electrical interconnects in multilayer structures; fabricate shaped microfluidic channels; and control alignment in the device production with micron accuracy.
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Mark S. Talary, Mark S. Talary, Julian P.H. Burt, Julian P.H. Burt, Nadeem Hasan Rizvi, Nadeem Hasan Rizvi, Phil T. Rumsby, Phil T. Rumsby, Ron Pethig, Ron Pethig, } "Microfabrication of biofactory-on-a-chip devices using laser ablation technology", Proc. SPIE 3680, Design, Test, and Microfabrication of MEMS and MOEMS, (10 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.341248; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.341248

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