How to Make Leak-Free, Zero Dead-Volume Microfluidic Connections

CapTite™ fluid routing components provide leak-free connectivity, even at high pressures, for fluid circuits with 360μm capillary, 1/32″ and 1/16″ tubing. This application note describes how to make reliable, tight connections using LabSmith’s CapTite™ microfluidic connectors. View the related video here.

Automated Multi-Fluid Injection Using an 8-Position Selector Valve

This application note shows you how to create a pressure-driven microfluidic injection for up to seven fluids using off-the-shelf components. LabSmith’s AV801 8-port selector valve, and LabSmith’s other uProcess valves, pumps, sensors and scripting software, make it easy assemble the microfluidic circuit and program the flows. Download the Application Note here. Download the sample uProcess … Read more

uProcess Thermal Control

The uProcess™ uTS temperature sensors, uTE thermal module, and the uProcess software make it easy to monitor and control your micro-process application. This note describes how to use the uProcess thermal devices, with examples and tips for getting the best results from your sensors and controllers, and detailed temperature regulation examples. For these examples the … Read more

Coordinating Control Between uProcess and External Devices

LabSmith’s uProcess series of automated valves, programmable syringe pumps, and pressure sensors allows complete control of microfluidic processes. The devices are controlled via uProcess software. LabVIEW drivers and an SDK for custom software development are also available. This application note describes how to coordinate control between uProcess devices and external devices, such as signaling an … Read more

Pressure Driven Flow with LabSmith uDevices

This application note describes how to set up a microfluidic pressure-driven flow controller using uProcess syringe pumps, valves, and pressure sensors. Download the Application Note here. Download sample uProcess automation scripts here.

Application Spotlight: Portable MPLC using LabSmith’s uProcess Components

A research group led by Dr. Mirek Macka at University of Tasmania has published a journal article on their work using LabSmith’s uProcess components to develop portable medium pressure capillary liquid chromatography instrumentation.   Yan Li, Miloš Dvořák, Pavel N. Nesterenko, Roger Stanley, Nantana Nuchtavorn, Lenka Kujovská Krčmová, Jana Aufartová, Mirek Macka. Miniaturised medium pressure capillary liquid … Read more

Microfab-less microfluidic capillary electrophoresis devices

Thiago P. Segato, a Samir A. Bhakta, Matthew T. Gordon, Emanuel Carrilho, Peter A. Willis, Hong Jiaod and Carlos D. Garcia,  Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 1652 (One of the Top 25 Most Read Analytical Methods Articles of 2013). ABSTRACT Compared to conventional benchtop instruments, microfluidic devices possess advantageous characteristics including great portability potential, reduced analysis … Read more

Lab-on-a-Chip Application: Microfab-less Microfluidics for a Portable Hybrid Microchip-Capillary Electrophoresis Device

Microfluidic devices, with their potential for portability and rapid analysis times, can bring cost-effective flexibility to modern analytical chemistry applications. However, the design and fabrication of microchips can involve trade-offs between cost, flexibility of configuration, and ideal surface properties or performance. To circumvent these drawbacks, we have developed a hybrid platform consisting of simple microfabricated … Read more

Fluid Connections to Microfluidic Chips

Choosing the best way to make the world-to-chip fluid connections for microfluidic chips can be daunting. Use these definitions and illustrations to inform your decisions selecting or designing the interface for fluid connections to a microfluidic chip. This brief visual guide shows examples of the various through holes available from microfluidic ChipShop with strategies for connecting the chips … Read more