Microfluidic Chem-Bio Sensors
Center research developed low cost fabrication technologies capable of producing high resolution micro-nanoscale surface patterns and structures useful for high sensitivity optical sensing of extremely low (picco to atto molar) concentrations and picco liter volumes. A variety of photonic devices can be made that control light in the sub-wavelength regime. These devices incorporated into microfluidic channels and well-plates can find application in:
- High throughput drug screening
- Cell-based assays
- Detecting protein-DNA interactions
Using the Nanoreplica Molding process, high precision patterned surfaces can be economically fabricated in high volume using a variety of materials including:
- High refractive index dielectric materials
- Electro-optic materials
- Conducting electrodes
- Ionized gas
- Biocompatible polymers
This low cost process can produce very high precision micro-nanoscale patterns and structures by using a rigid silicon master and a photocurable liquid polymer.
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