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BPN552: Light-Actuated Digital Microfluidics (Optoelectrowetting)

Project ID BPN552
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Start Date Mon 2010-Feb-01 03:13:37
Last Updated Tue 2014-Aug-12 13:45:57
Abstract The ability to quickly perform large numbers of chemical and biological reactions in parallel using low reagent volumes is a field well addressed by droplet-based digital microfluidics. Compared to continuous flow-based techniques, digital microfluidics offers the added advantages such as individual sample addressing and reagent isolation. We are developing a Light- Actuated Digital Microfluidics device (also known as optoelectrowetting) that optically manipulates nano- to micro-liter scale aqueous droplets on the device surface. The device possesses many advantages including ease of fabrication (no lithography required) and the ability for real-time, reconfigurable, large-scale droplets control (simply by altering the low-intensity projected light pattern). We hope to develop Light-Actuated Digital Microfluidics into a powerful platform for lab- on-a-chip (LOC) applications.
Status Continuing
Funding Source BSAC Member Fees
IAB Research Area Microfluidics
Researcher(s) Shao Ning Pei, Jodi Loo
Advisor(s) Ming C. Wu
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