Microfluidic to manage reliable molecular interactions

Low density microarrays for diagnosis require automatized and reproductible protocol interactions that ensure homogeneous repartition of the solutions over the spots of the microarray and that can be removed easily for allowing optical reading. We have developed a generic and removable microfluidic interface using magnetic field to ensure a uniform and sealed contact between the microfluidic cartridge and the microarray. This microfluidic platform was validated for automated immunodiagnosis on microarray. In addition, this approach allows a reduction of volumes provided by miniaturization. 


 View of the microfluidic interface reversibly sealed to a microarray. 

This approach is versatile, easy to produce and provides an effective and automated platform for multiplexed immunodiagnosis. 


  • Label-free biodetection
  • Low-cost fabrication


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Magnetic clamped microfluidic device for automated immunodiagnosis on microarrays, E. Crestel, J. Foncy, JP. Borges, A. Estève, JC Cau, C. Vieu, L. Malaquin, E. Trévisiol. Micro and Nano Engineering 2015.