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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  • 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)
    Conference lecture
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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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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)
    Conference lecture
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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)
    Conference lecture
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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)
    Article
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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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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 ...
  • Hemostasis-on-a-chip: Impedance spectroscopy meets microfluidics for hemostasis evaluation 

    Karimi, Shadi; Farré Lladós, Josep; Mir Fuertes, Enrique; Escolar Albaladejo, Ginés; Casals Terré, Jasmina (2019-08-14)
    Article
    Open Access
    In the case of vascular injury, a complex process (of clotting) starts, involving mainly platelets and coagulation factors. This process in healthy humans is known as hemostasis, but when it is deregulated (thrombosis), ...
  • Enhanced fully cellulose based forward and reverse blood typing assay 

    Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep; López Martínez, Joan Antoni; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2019-05-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    This study presents an enhanced paper-based analytical device (PAD) for forward and reverse group blood typing. The proposed PAD uses a novel methodology, which provides highly reliable results on a fully cellulose based ...
  • Optimal machining strategy selection in ball-end milling of hardened steels for injection molds 

    Buj Corral, Irene; Ortiz Marzo, José Antonio; Costa Herrero, Lluís; Vivancos Calvet, Joan; Luis Pérez, Carmelo Javier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-03-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    In the present study, the groups of cutting conditions that minimize surface roughness and its variability are determined, in ball-end milling operations. Design of experiments is used to define experimental tests performed. ...
  • Potencial de la celulosa en la construcción de nuevos materiales 

    Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Torres López, Antonio Luis; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; López Martínez, Joan Antoni; Fernández Santos, Julia; Clemente Escuin, Antonio; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep (2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Actualmente, más de una tercera parte de los tipos de papeles que hoy empleamos son para nuevos usos que hace diez años no existían. Además, la demanda creciente de productos basados en materias primas renovables y la ...
  • RF-MEMS switches designed for high-performance uniplanar microwave and mm-wave circuits 

    Pradell i Cara, Lluís; Girbau Sala, David; Ribó Pal, Miquel; Casals Terré, Jasmina; Lázaro Guillén, Antonio; Contreras Lizárraga, Adrián; Llamas Morote, Marco Antonio; Heredia Vega, Julio César; Giacomozzi, Flavio; Margesin, Benno (IntechOpen, 2018-07-18)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    Radio frequency microelectromechanical system (RF-MEMS) switches have demonstrated superior electrical performance (lower loss and higher isolation) compared to semiconductor-based devices to implement reconigurable microwave ...
  • Novel applications of nonwood cellulose for blood typing assays 

    Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep; Zuñiga, Allinson; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa (2018-10-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    Paper-based microfluidics devices can create a new healthcare model. Cellulose is carbohydrate polymer biocompatible and hydrophilic. These characteristics enhance the development of user-friendly diagnostic devices, but ...

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