Superhydrophobic surfaces for microfluidic applications

Yasemin Koç, Paul Roach, Carole Perry, Michael Newton, Glen McHale, Andrew de Mello, Neil Shirtcliffe

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Abstract

Protein adsorption is of major importance in many contemporary research fields including biotechnology and materials science. Chemical modification of surfaces provides a simple and direct way of controlling the nature of protein surface interactions. In the current studies, we demonstrate the use of superhydrophobic surfaces within microfluidic systems to allow almost complete removal of adsorbed protein under flow conditions. Our aim is to use such 'surface technology' in PCR microfluidic devices for continuous flow PCR to hinder enzyme loss due to adsorption and therefore increase the efficiency of the reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicro Total Analysis Systems - Proceedings of MicroTAS 2006 Conference: 10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherJapan Academic Association
Pages200-202
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006 - Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 5 Nov 20069 Nov 2006

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period5/11/069/11/06

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