Microfluidic Valves from LabSmith

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.Microfluidic Valve LabSmith -programmable selector valves and injector valves

Each LabSmith 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.

LabSmith AV201 3 Port (3-port) Automated Microfluidic Valve (Selector Valve)

LabSmith AV201 3 Port (3-port) Automated Microfluidic Valve (Selector Valve)

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.

LabSmith AV202 4 Port (4-port) Automated Microfluidic Valve (Selector Valve)

LabSmith AV202 4 Port (4-port) Automated Microfluidic Valve (Selector Valve)

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.

LabSmith AV303 Automated Microfluidic Valve (Injector Valve)

LabSmith AV303 Automated Microfluidic Valve (Injector Valve)

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 either PCTFE or Vespel for wetted materials for use with a wide variety of chemicals. Available for use with 1/32” OD, 1/16″ OD or 360 micron OD capillary. Visit the product page.

LabSmith AV801 Automated Microfluidic Valve Positions Diagram

4VM Microfluidics Valve Manifold

LabSmith’s miniaturized 4VM valve manifold provides control for up to four LabSmith automated valves, with single-cable connections. The breadboard-mounted 4VM is far smaller than other valve controllers, offering additional savings in cost and size for OEM applications.

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LabSmith 4VM02 Valve Manifold for Automated Microfluidc Valves

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, 4VM valve manifold, uProcess software and interface, one-piece fittings, capillary tubing and installation tools. Visit the product page.

Microfluidic valves - LabSmith Microfluidic Valve Starter Package

Manual Valves

LabSmith also offers manually actuated versions of the 3-port selector valve, 4-port selector valve and 6-port injector valve. Manual valves feature rugged, reliable switching,

Manual 3-Port Selector ValveLabsmith MV202 Manual 3-Port Selector ValveLabSmith MV303 Manual 6-Port Injection Valve