LabSmith microfluidic valves: small, reliable, programmable—and affordable.
LabSmith’s microfluidic valves make building and automating microfluidic circuits fast and easy. Simple to program, and a fraction of the size and cost of competitive valves, LabSmith microfluidic valves are ideal for research and OEM applications.
Each LabSmith automated microfluidic valve features:
- simple programming through uProcess scripting software
- fast, reliable geared switching for long life
- extremely small swept volumes to minimize waste and enable high throughput
- twist-in connections for leak-free operation
- interface for 1/32” OD, 1/16″ OD or 360 micron OD capillary.
LabSmith automated valves are a key part of the uProcess family of automated products. uProcess components simplifiy construction and control of microfluidic systems. Components include syringe pumps, selector valves, pressure and temperature sensors, temperature controllers and more. uProcess software makes it straightforward to generate automated scripts to control both simple setups or complex lab automation.
All microfluidic valves are compatible with LabSmith’s CapTite™ interconnect products for building and rebuilding micro- and nanofluidic circuits.
AV201 3-Port Microfluidic Selector Valve
The 3 port AV201 is a two-position, three-port automated microfluidic valve for 360um capillary, 1/32″ tubing , or 1/16″ tubing. Visit the product page.
AV202 4-Port Microfluidic Selector Valve
This two-position, four port automated valve is available for interface with 360um capillary or 1/32″ tubing. Visit the product page.
AV303 6-Port Microfluidic Injector Valve
This six-port, two position automated injection valve provides three simultaneous fluid paths. Available for interface with 360um capillary or 1/32″ tubing. Visit the product page.
AV801 9-Port Microfluidic Selector Valve
The flexible AV801 8-position selector valve provides automated routing of up to 8 fluids. At 6.6 cm (2.6 in) high, the 9-port AV801 is a fraction of the size of available selector valves. Constructed with Vespel for wetted materials for use with a wide variety of chemicals (some valves are available in PCTFE—contact LabSmith for more). Available for use with 1/32” OD, 1/16″ OD or 360 micron OD capillary. Visit the product page.
4VM02 Microfluidics Valve Manifold
LabSmith’s miniaturized 4VM02 valve manifold provides control for up to four LabSmith automated valves, with single-cable connections. The breadboard-mounted 4VM02 is far smaller than other valve controllers, offering additional savings in cost and size for OEM applications.
Valve Starter Package
LabSmith offers multiple packages including uProcess™ automated components, offering additional savings and ease of ordering. The Automated Valve Starter package includes two AV201 3-port valves, breadboard, 4VM02 valve manifold, uProcess software and interface, one-piece fittings, capillary tubing and installation tools. Visit the product page.