Can microlectronics and fluids make a great team?

Can microlectronics and fluids make a great team?

Microfluidics is the science and technique of systems handling fluids and of which at least one of the characteristic dimensions is of the order of a micrometer, such as blood capillaries, the transport of sap in plants or the air in our lungs. It is intended to be a discipline dealing with the flow of simple or complex fluids, mono or multiphase, in artificial microsystems, that is to say manufactured using microelectronic technologies such as those possessed by C2MI.

Indeed, if researchers can now choose from a wide range of materials to build their microfluidic chip, it must be considered that originally, it is the manufacturing processes of semiconductors, and in particular photolithographic processes, which enabled the first developments of microfluidic chips.

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