The application of microfluidics has enabled conventional laboratory procedures to be shifted to Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC). Microfluidic technologies offer quick analysis, reduced reagent consumption, and accurate test results, and help in reducing the overall cost of the diagnostics process. For this module, the participants will learn about the basic concepts of microfluidics technologies and the fundamentals of plastic device manufacturing.
Participants will gain knowledge and skills on two major techniques for fabricating polymer microfluidic devices, e.g. the plastic injection molding and joining process, which is also being popularly used in the manufacturing of a wide range of medical products, such as medical enclosures, medical knobs, needles, surgical instruments and blades, tubes and dental instruments.