Generally, microfluidic systems require an external pump system to operate. Self-sufficient microfluidic systems are microfluidic systems that have all the components they need on the microfluidic device itself. This is a key concept in lab on a chip designs (the devices from whence this website puns its name). A paper from Peter Thurgood, Sergio Suarez, […]
Poseidon is a well documented open source microfluidics and imaging system consisting of a set of three DIY syringe pumps for $180 and a compatible microscope for $220. Poseidon is documented in a paper on BioRxiv by A. Sina Booeshaghi, Eduardo Beltrame, Dylan Bannon, Jase Gehring, and Lior Pachter . In the paper, the system is benchmarked to Harvard Apparatus […]
OMIS is a 3D tool for performing small-scale chemical synthesis and analysis. The system is Arduino-based and consists of an automated syringe pump run by a cheap stepper motor and reaction vessels. The design is meant to allow for fabrication” in one day”, and can pump fluids at rates between 60 and 300 μL/min. The paper, […]
We’ve been over-covering DIY syringe pumps for awhile now, but this LEGO based solutions is a lot more than just the delightful idea to use LEGOs for syringe pumps. NanoJ-Fluidics consists of three parts, a LEGO based, multiplexable syringe pump system, a liquid exchange system to cell culture dishes, and an electronic and software control […]
We’ve covered making your own syringe pumps before, but we’d like to draw your attention to this amazing write up by DropletKitchen to make push-only syringe pumps. Check out DropletKitchen, on their GitHub showing their various projects.