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Micro liquid delivery system

  1. Apr 22, 2009 #1
    Hey guys, new user old reader here:blushing:

    wondering if you guys could recommend me some stuff.

    I am after a complete off the shelf micro liquid delivery system which can provide liquid flow in the micro scale..

    any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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  3. Apr 23, 2009 #2


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    Welcome, Miles. My company has had a very good long-term experience with Liquid Control Corporation:


    We use them for epoxy mixing and vacuum encapsulation applications on the scale of a few grams per shot, but I know they go smaller. I don't know how far down they go in scale, but it's worth checking out their website and giving them a call.
  4. Apr 23, 2009 #3


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    I can't help wondering whether or not ink-jet printer technology could be adapted to this purpose.
  5. Apr 23, 2009 #4


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    There's a company that several of my friends work for that makes something like that:
    http://www.micralyne.com/capabilities/products/toolkit.htm [Broken]

    Or are you just looking for something like a pipetter? I use one that's good down to 1 uL, but I think you might be able to find better:
    http://www.fishersci.com/wps/portal/PRODUCTDETAIL?productId=768966 [Broken]

    EDIT: If the former, the entire field is called microfluidics; the most commercialized of which is, as Danger inferred, inkjet printing. Also, this article might be of interest to you (depending on your application):
    http://www.aip.org/tip/INPHFA/vol-9/iss-4/p14.html [Broken]
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  6. Apr 25, 2009 #5
    thank you very much for the replies guys!

    this system will be implemented towards drug delivery and lab on a chip type applications!
  7. Apr 25, 2009 #6


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    There was also a fellow featured in SciAm a few years back who had adapted a Braille printer to act as a microfluidic valve system. I can't remember the specifics, but it might be worth investigating.
  8. Apr 26, 2009 #7
    danger, yes you are correct inkjet printers work on a similar scale but it seems that not many people have used these systems for other applications..
  9. Apr 26, 2009 #8


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    At first I was thinking maybe a pump from an HPLC but I found this instead.
    The article is for purchase however.
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  10. May 1, 2009 #9
    thank you very much dlgoff! That paper is very interesting and will add to my literature review thank you.
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