The application of 3D printing to study microfluidic architecture for 'on-chip' mixing systems for SRCD and UV spectroscopy

M. Prince, P. Docker, C. Burton, R. Hussain, J. Kay, G. Silgardi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

Abstract

This paper details methodologies that have been explored for the fast proofing of on-chip architectures for Circular Dichroism techniques. Flow-cell devices fabricated from UV transparent Quartz are used for these experiments. The complexity of flow-cell production typically results in lead times of six months from order to delivery. Only at that point can the on-chip architecture be tested empirically and any required modifications determined ready for the next six month iteration phase. By using the proposed 3D printing and PDMS moulding techniques for fast proofing on-chip architectures the optimum design can be determined within a matter of hours prior to commitment to quartz chip production.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiotech, biomaterials and biomedical
Editors NSTI
PublisherCRC Press
Pages198-201
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4987-4729-5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2015
Event10th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, held jointly with the 18th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo, and the 2015 National SBIR/STTR Conference - Washington, United States
Duration: 14 Jun 201517 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameTechConnect Briefs 2015
PublisherCRC Press
Volume3

Conference

Conference10th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, held jointly with the 18th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo, and the 2015 National SBIR/STTR Conference
Abbreviated titleTechConnect 2015
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period14/06/1517/06/15

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • fast proofing
  • micro pumps
  • pdms chips

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  • Research Output

    • 2 Conference publication

    The automation of protein crystal presentation for x ray diffraction experiments using standing acoustic waves in a microfluidic chip environment

    Burton, C., Docker, P., Prince, M., Leaper, M., Morris, R., Newton, M., Stuart, D., Evans, G. & Kay, J., 8 Jun 2015, Biotech, biomaterials and biomedical. NSTI (ed.). CRC Press, p. 194-197 4 p. (TechConnect Briefs 2015; vol. 3).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

  • The development of an automated nano sampling handling system for nanometre protein crystallography experiments

    Docker, P., Axford, D., Prince, M., Cordovez, B., Kay, J., Stuart, D. & Evans, G., 8 Jun 2015, Biotech, biomaterials and biomedical. NSTI (ed.). CRC Press, p. 210-213 4 p. (TechConnect briefs 2015; vol. 3).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

  • Cite this

    Prince, M., Docker, P., Burton, C., Hussain, R., Kay, J., & Silgardi, G. (2015). The application of 3D printing to study microfluidic architecture for 'on-chip' mixing systems for SRCD and UV spectroscopy. In NSTI (Ed.), Biotech, biomaterials and biomedical (pp. 198-201). (TechConnect Briefs 2015; Vol. 3). CRC Press.