Improved miniaturization of microfluidic systems by ultrasonic levitation
ETH Zurich - ETH transfer, CH
Keywords: acoustic levitation, ultrasonic levitation, contactless, non-contact, frictionless, containerless, medical diagnostics, microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, micro total analysis systems (µTAS)
Abstract:The down-scaling of microfluidic medical diagnostic devices has reached a limit, which is caused by unspecific binding of biomolecules to channel walls. We present a microfluidic system for contactless transfer and mixing of droplets. The technology is based on ultrasonic levitation.