Market Requirement:Microfluidic chips are used in a multitude of biological diagnostic applications, including analytical separation, detection, fluid control (sampling/mixing) and more. Once placed within durable analytical instrumentation, these devices typically have multiple unique micro pathways isolated from one another for liquid media passage, sampling and analysis.
Today, many mass-produced chips are manufactured using injection-molded polymer layers which are laminated, or bonded, together to form tiny sealed pathways for liquid media passage. These pathways are sometimes only a few microns wide and deep. As liquid flow control is paramount to the functionality of these devices, assembly failures due to either leakage or blockage must be detected in production.