Fluid transferring systems for microfluidic chips can be costly and complex, especially when it comes to multichannel systems. The process of loading and extracting fluids from a controlled environment for mixing can also introduce contamination or sample loss risks.
Embedding the valve and pump function onto the chip membrane and pairing it with a simple push-control device can minimize the size, complexity, and cost of equipment needed to move and mix reagents. Enplas’s proprietary Rotary Membrane Valve and Pump (RMVP) features a simple-yet-robust design that reduces system complexity and the risk of contamination or dead volumes. The RMVP automatically handles over 20 channels of fluids at once without the need for external valves and pumps.
Useable Materials for the Plastic Chip
- Sample prep
- PCR including dPCR
- Cell handling
- Any other applications involving liquid, such as IVD, drug development, food testing, and more.