Programmable Lab-on-a-chip (LOC)

Micro/milli-fluidic based Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices are multifunctional systems that can process low volumes of fluids with integrated fluidic networks, circuits and channels. We take a new approach for LOC development by combining 3D micro/nano-fabrication with configurable droplet based fluidics for efficient large scale biochemical analysis. Low volumes of fluids are manipulated in 3-dimensional manner via addressable and programmable electrical actuation. The programmable and disposable “smart” lab-chip system is expected to provide unprecedented new details in our understanding of molecular functionalities. Massively parallel fabrication capability, real-time controls and high-throughput are the key advantages of our technology that can pave the way for developing “smart” and portable lab-on-a-chip device.