Microtech Lab applies the power of miniaturization to create revolutionary micro/nanofluidic new devices or out perform their larger predecessors in the different engineering fields such as industry, energy, health and communications.

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  • Capillary microfluidics for immunoassays by integrating 3D printing and pressure-sensitive adhesive 

    Azizian, Pooya; Guerrero-SanVicente, Elena; Grinyte, Ruta; Casals Terré, Jasmina; Cabot, Joan Marc (2021)
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    Herein, we present a versatile immunoassay device made by 3D-printed (3DP) multilevel microfluidic chip sealed by an optically clear Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA). The bioreceptors were effectively immobilized on the ...
  • Numerical and experimental analysis of a high-throughput blood plasma separator for point-of-care applications 

    Karimi, Shadi; Mojaddan, Mohammad; Majidi, Sahand; Mehrdel, Pouya; Farré Lladós, Josep; Casals Terré, Jasmina (2021-05)
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    Blood plasma separation from undiluted blood is an essential step in many diagnostic procedures. This study focuses on the numerical optimization of the microfluidic blood plasma separator (BPS) and experimental validation ...
  • Recent impact of microfluidics on skin models for perspiration simulation 

    Rabost Garcia, Genís; Farré Lladós, Josep; Casals Terré, Jasmina (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-02-21)
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    Skin models offer an in vitro alternative to human trials without their high costs, variability, and ethical issues. Perspiration models, in particular, have gained relevance lately due to the rise of sweat analysis and ...
  • Flow control in porous media: from numerical analysis to quantitative µPAD for ionic strength measurements 

    Mehrdel, Pouya; Khosravi, Hamid; Karimi, Shadi; López Martínez, Joan Antoni; Casals Terré, Jasmina (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-05-11)
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    Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (µPADs) are a promising technology to enable accurate and quantitative in situ assays. Paper’s inherent hydrophilicity drives the fluids without the need for external pressure ...
  • Fluidic oscillators, feedback channel effect under compressible flow conditions 

    Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria; Baghaei, Masoud; Prakash, Bhanu; Mellibovsky Elstein, Fernando (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-09-01)
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    Fluidic oscillators are often used to modify the forces fluid generates on any given bluff body; they can also be used as flow, pressure or acoustic sensors, with each application requiring a particular oscillator ...
  • Portable 3D-printed sensor to measure ionic strength and pH in buffered and non-buffered solutions 

    Mehrdel, Pouya; Karimi, Shadi; Farré Lladós, Josep; Casals Terré, Jasmina (2020-01-01)
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    A miniaturized 3D-printed device has been designed, manufactured and validated to perform as a low-cost sensor for compositional analysis of buffered and non-buffered solutions in industrial or remote areas. The proposed ...
  • 3D skin microfluidic phantom for in vitro wearable testing 

    Rabost Garcia, Genís; Carreras Gallo, Óscar; Colmena, Valeria; Aguilar, Javier; Punter Villagrasa, Jaime; Muñoz Pascual, Francesc Xavier; Farré Lladós, Josep; Casals Terré, Jasmina (2020)
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    A standardized and cost-effective perspiration phantom for in vitro testing is needed to replace the variable and resource consuming human tests at research level. Here, an alternative to the existing devices, which mainly ...
  • Advancements in microfabricated gas sensors and microanalytical tools for the sensitive and selective detection of odors 

    Perarnau Ollé, Enric; Farré Lladós, Josep; Casals Terré, Jasmina (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-09-24)
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    In recent years, advancements in micromachining techniques and nanomaterials have enabled the fabrication of highly sensitive devices for the detection of odorous species. Recent efforts done in the miniaturization of gas ...
  • 3D-printing and computational fluid dynamics "meet" paperbased microfluidics for enhanced flow control in difusive sensors 

    López Martínez, Joan Antoni; Fernández, Pau; Mehrdel, Pouya; Casals Terré, Jasmina (2020)
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    This paper proposes combination of a 3D printed cartridge and paper-based microfluidic design that minimizes the amount of sample required to achieve the best control over the diffusion Y-microfluidic mixers. The use of ...
  • Multilevel passive microfluidics for electrochemical biosensors 

    Azizian, Pooya; Ortega Novillo, Adrián; Ricart Campos, Jordi; Casals Terré, Jasmina; Cabot, Joan Marc (2020)
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    Herein, we present a proof-of-concept 3D (multilevel) passive microfluidic device for point-of-care applications including electrochemical biosensors. Multiphase flow (air-water interface) within multilevel microchannels ...
  • Cost-effective microfabrication of sub-micron-depth channels by femto-laser anti-stiction texturing 

    Karimi, Shadi; Mehrdel, Pouya; Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep (2020-02-26)
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    Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and microfluidic devices have found numerous applications in the industrial sector. However, they require a fast, cost-effective and reliable manufacturing process in order to compete ...
  • A passive portable microfluidic blood-plasma separator for simultaneous determination of direct and indirect ABO/Rh blood typing 

    Karimi, Shadi; Mehrdel, Pouya; Farré Lladós, Josep; Casals Terré, Jasmina (2019-09-03)
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    The blood typing test is mandatory in any transfusion, organ transplant, and pregnancy situation. There is a lack of point-of-care (POC) blood typing that could perform both direct and indirect methods using a single droplet ...

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