Nanotech 2006 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2006 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Micro & Nano Fluidics Chapter 8

Whole Blood Pumped by Laser Driven Micropump

Authors: T. Ussing, L.V. Petersen, U. Krühne and L. Højslet

Affilation: FluimediX, Denmark

Pages: 481 - 484

Keywords: micro-pump, whole blood, polymer disposable, film boiling

A novel laser driven peristaltic micro-pump for the manipulation of fluids in a micro system has been explored and validated on whole blood in saline solution. The pump is based on laser-induced film-boiling of the enclosed liquid, and works by forming a thermally graduated vapour-bubble, acting as a driving plug in the channel.<br>&nbsp;<br>The devised laser driven micro pump is ideally suited for polymer disposables, as virtually no part of the technological components involved will have to be incorporated in the disposable it self, thus keeping the price of the disposable at an absolute minimum.

ISBN: 0-9767985-7-3
Pages: 893
Hardcopy: $119.95