Engineering an active micropump module to integrate in a portable Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is the ultimate goal of this study. This paper investigates the design of pneumatic pumping module to be embedded in a microfluidic system such as PCR kit. A simulation was introduced to verify the design of the pneumatic micropump module to serve the pumping action in the system. Ultimately, the testing showed that the realized micropump module confirmed the functionality of the pump without any leakage and backflow.
Design and evaluation of pneumatic micropump module for a portable polymerase chain reaction kit
Yudan Whulanza, Taufik Ariesta Hakim, Muhammad S. Utomo, Shabrina Fadhilah, Jerome Charmet, Ridho Irwansyah, Warjito, Gandjar Kiswanto; Design and evaluation of pneumatic micropump module for a portable polymerase chain reaction kit. AIP Conf. Proc. 25 January 2019; 2062 (1): 020049. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5086596
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