Paper-based non-mechanical valves for autonomous multi-reagent lateral flow microfluidic devices
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In this paper we report the first three-dimensional (3D) and non-mechanical valve as a building block to create paper-based autonomous microfluidic devices. The valve consists of two layers of porous media that regulate flow direction. The valve also enables one fluid to gate another. By combining a single valve with 3D microchannels printed on paper, we create a paper-based autonomous device to conduct an enzyme-linked immunoassay. Furthermore, we explore new device architectures to autonomously manipulate multiple fluids by incorporating additional valves in a device.
2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference, HIC 2014
Chen, Hong, Mohammad Faghri, and Constantine Anagnostopoulos. "Paper-based non-mechanical valves for autonomous multi-reagent lateral flow microfluidic devices." 2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference, HIC 2014 , (2014): 304-306. doi:10.1109/HIC.2014.7038935.