Photoresponsive microvalve for remote actuation and flow control in microfluidic devices.

@article{Jadhav2015PhotoresponsiveMF,
  title={Photoresponsive microvalve for remote actuation and flow control in microfluidic devices.},
  author={Amol D. Jadhav and Bao Yan and Rongcong Luo and Li Hua Wei and X F Zhen and Chia-Hung Chen and Peng Shi},
  journal={Biomicrofluidics},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={034114}
}
Microvalves with different actuation methods offer great integrability and flexibility in operation of lab-on-chip devices. In this work, we demonstrate a hydrogel-based and optically controlled modular microvalve that can be easily integrated within a microfluidic device and actuated by an off-chip laser source. The microvalve is based on in-channel… CONTINUE READING