Centrifugal microfluidics allows for miniaturization, automation and parallelization of laboratory workflows. The fact that centrifugal forces are always directed radially outwards has been considered a main drawback for the implementation of complex workflows. In this review the combination of centrifugal and pneumatic forces is being discussed. This enables the transport of liquids in any direction on centrifugal systems, and provides actuation for valving and switching of even complex liquids.
Authors: Jacob F. Hess, Steffen Zehnle, Peter Juelg, Tobias Hutzenlaub, Roland Zengerle und Nils Paust
Original title of the publication: Review on pneumatic operations in centrifugal microfluidics, Lab on a Chip, 2019, 19, 3745 - 3770