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- Sealing and bonding techniques for polymer-based microfluidic devices
- Yussuff, Abdirahman; Sbarski, Igor; Hayes, Jason P.; Solomon, Matthew D.
- This paper overviews research being conducted at the Industrial Research Institute Swinburne (IRIS). This research project commenced in August 2001, with funding provided by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Microtechnology. The goal and purpose of this project is to develop novel sealing techniques for polymerbased microfluidic devices. The main challenge is bonding planar microfluidic parts together hermetically without affecting the shape and size of micro-sized channels. In this paper a number of bonding techniques such as induction heating will be reported; and their advantages will be discussed. Also, progress to date and future work will be presented. The channels were fabricated by using Excimer laser equipment.
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- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Industrial Research Institute Swinburne
- Profiles in Industrial Research: Knowledge and Innovation 2002, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 15-19 July 2002, pp. 269-275
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- Excimer lasers; Microfluidic devices; Sealing
- Industrial Research Institute Swinburne, Swinburne University of Technology
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- Additional information
- The authors wish to express their gratitude to the CRC for Microtechnology for funding this research.