UBC Undergraduate Research

Development of micropump using thermally activated hydrogels Vohradsky, Honza; Fu, Jun Wei; Edgcumbe, Philip

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[Missing Title page] The aim of this project is to design and fabricate a thermally activated peristaltic micropump in a monolithic multi-layer polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) device. The advantage of our micropump over the conventional pressure activated micropumps is that our design only requires one pressure-control valve whereas the conventional approach requires one pressure-control valve for each valve. The goal of the project is to incorporate the newly designed micropump into a fully portable microfluidic device that can be used to pump fluid and cells through the chip. The goal is to design thermally activated valves with a response time of

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