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Hahn-Schickard review makes it to the title of the journal Lab on a Chip

A review on pneumatic unit operations in centrifugal microfluidics has made it to the title of the issue Lab on a Chip, 2019, 19 (p. 3745-3770).

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

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Exemplary application of pneumatic unit operations on a disk for serial dilution (DOI: 10.1039/C9LC00092E)


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  • Microfluidics/Centrifugal Microfluidics
  • Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Laboratory Automation
  • Point of Care Diagnostics
  • Simulation-based Design