Fall 2010 IAB
September 15 to 17

Plenary 10: Shao Ning Pei

Light-Actuated Digital Microfluidics

The Light-Actuated Digital Microfluidics device is an easy to use platform for large-scale droplet based lab-on-a-chip analysis. Light patterns generated by a data projector define on-demand, 'virtual' electrodes on the device surface, which in turn enable multi-droplet manipulation and droplet array formation. Furthermore, we have demonstrated all the critical droplet manipulation functions required of digital microfluidics - namely creation, transportation, splitting, merging and rapid mixing.