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Authors: C. Lerma Arce, D. Witters, R. Puers, J. Lammertyn, P. Bienstman
Title: The use of Digital Microfluidics for a Silicon Photonic Sensors Platform
Format: International Conference Proceedings
Publication date: 11/2012
Journal/Conference/Book: Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Belenux Chapter
Volume(Issue): p.49-52
Location: Mons, Belgium
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Label-free biosensing with silicon nanophotonic microring resonator sensors has proven to be an excellent sensing technique for achieving high-throughput and high sensitivity. However, this platform requires a fluidic component which allows the continuous delivery of the sample to the sensor surface. The use of microdroplets in a digital microfluidic system, instead of continuous flows, is one of the recent trends in the field. This technique allows micro-sized droplets to be manipulated on reconfigurable paths without any complex microfluidic structures such as channels or valves, and has great potential for high-throughput liquid handling, while avoiding on-chip cross contamination. We present the combination of these two technologies: label-free silicon nanophotonic microring resonator sensors and digital microfluidics.

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