Microfluidic Design Advances

Herr, Amy

Microfluidic technology has advanced separations science, yet progress in multi-stage electrophoretic separations has lagged. Accepted multi-stage design approaches suffer from inherent information loss owing to strategies that ?discretize? first-stage separations by mapping readouts to discrete compartments in a second-stage. In the Herr Lab at UC Berkeley, we are introducing novel non-discretizing integration strategies. To achieve non-discretized multi-stage assays, we develop design strategies that make use of both spatial and temporal control of polymer separation matrix function