WORLD-TO-CHIP INTERFACES FOR DIGITAL MICROFLUIDICS
The automation component of DMF is facing many challenges, including the integration of external components interfaces. Two interfaces have been developed and integrated to the DMF platform (Fig.1). The first interface is a reagent delivery system (ITO-well DMF). The volume of the reservoir is increased by 50-fold, eliminating the need of manual refill and increasing the reproducibility. The second interface is a thermal electric cooler (TEC) module working as a closed-loop control system. This component offers a precise temperature control on the chip.
· Reduction of manual intervention
· High reproducibility of droplet dispensing
· Accurate temperature control
TRL3 – Experimental proof of concept
Biological and chemical experiments