Emmanuel Delamarche

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Microfluidic networks (microFNs) were used to pattern biomolecules with high resolution on a variety of substrates (gold, glass, or polystyrene). Elastomeric microFNs localized chemical reactions between the biomolecules and the surface, requiring only microliters of reagent to cover square millimeter-sized areas. The networks were designed to ensure(More)
Integrin-based focal adhesions (FA) transmit anchorage and traction forces between the cell and the extracellular matrix (ECM). To gain further insight into the physical parameters of the ECM that control FA assembly and force transduction in non-migrating cells, we used fibronectin (FN) nanopatterning within a cell adhesion-resistant background to(More)
We show a proof-of-concept in which we combine our previously published concepts of micromosaic immunoassays (microMIAs) with self-regulating microfluidic networks (microFNs) to detect C-reactive protein (CRP) and other cardiac markers such as myoglobin (Mb) and cardiac Troponin I (cTnI). The microFNs are microfabricated in Si, have a well-defined surface(More)
A wide variety of methods are now available for the synthesis of colloidal particle having controlled shapes, structures, and dimensions. One of the main challenges in the development of devices that utilize micro- and nanoparticles is still particle placement and integration on surfaces. Required are engineering approaches to control the assembly of these(More)
The transport of minute amounts of liquids using microfluidic systems has opened avenues for higher throughput and parallelization of miniaturized bio/chemical processes combined with a great economy of reagents. In this report, we present a microfluidic capillary system (CS) that autonomously transports aliquots of different liquids in sequence: liquids(More)
We use microfluidic chips to detect the biologically important cytokine tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF- alpha) with picomolar sensitivity using sub-microliter volumes of samples and reagents. The chips comprise a number of independent capillary systems (CSs), each of which is composed of a filling port, an appended microchannel, and a capillary pump. Each(More)
We might be at the turning point where research in microfluidics undertaken in academia and industrial research laboratories, and substantially sponsored by public grants, may provide a range of portable and networked diagnostic devices. In this Progress Report, an overview on microfluidic devices that may become the next generation of point-of-care (POC)(More)
We are developing a high-resolution printing technique based on transferring a pattern from an elastomeric stamp to a solid substrate by conformal contact. This is an attempt to enhance the accuracy of classical printing to a precision comparable with optical lithography, creating a low-cost, large-area, high-resolution patterning process. First, we(More)
Microfluidic systems allow (bio)chemical processes to be miniaturized with the benefit of shorter time-to-result, parallelism, reduced sample consumption, laminar flow, and increased control and efficiency. However, such miniaturization inherently limits the size of the solid objects that can be processed and entails new challenges such as the interfacing(More)