Microfluidic chip including two micro-pumps that can be independently and remotely activated
Over the last few years, microfluidics has become one of the major technology to handle fluids for biomedical and environmental analysis or chemical synthesis. It usually requires a precise flow control in the microfluidic channels. Our micro-pump is a simple solution to this complex challenge.
Pump It technology relies on an innovative actuation of a magnetic membrane integrated within a microfluidic chip. The actuation is performed contactless thanks to a control unit of a few cm3 only. The deformation of the membranes induces a peristaltic pumping which is precisely controlled.
• Integration and usage are simplified by the suppression of any mechanical, electrical or fluidic connection to the pump
• Contactless actuation possible in confined environment
• Suitable for many applications thanks to the very broad range of flowrates (0.1-1000 µL/min).
Prototypes have been developed and tested in the lab. Complex systems integrating micro-pumps are currently under development.
Any microfluidics, but particularly applications, intended to be portable that are hindered by space constraint, complex connections, or need for costly automats: among them, field or lab analysis and organ-on-chip.