High-temperature, adhesive-based microvalves and uses thereof

Patent Number: 9,995,411
Issued: 6/12/2018
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Abstract: The present invention relates to adhesive-based microvalves, as well as assemblies and cartridges having such microvalves. In particular examples, substantially planar layers of adhesive materials are used to construct both normally-open and normally-closed microvalves for fluid control within microfluidic laminate cartridges. Such microvalves and cartridges can be useful for medical, chemical, and biological investigations.
Filed: 7/16/2014
Application Number: 14/332,831
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.