Current microfluidic control systems such as syringe, peristaltic or piston pumps are poorly adapted to the manipulation of fluid volumes in the nanoliter range, leading to hysteresis, long equilibration times, irreproducibility and pulsing.
To address this problem, FLUIGENT has developed the MFCSTM (Microfluidic Flow Control System), based on the patented FASTAB™ technology and providing a stable and pulseless flow with an instantaneous response time.
Where syringe pumps are strongly dependent on tubing and microsystem characteristics, leading to very long stabilization time and important pulse effects, Fluigent FASTAB microfluidic technology provides:
All these features make the MFCSTM the ideal system for any microfluidic applications (Find more details on the Application pages).
Besides, to facilitate your microfluidic manipulations, all our MFCSTM systems and accessories have been created with the aim of being easy to use and to integrate in your experiments. Your MFCSTM set-up is ready in 3 steps only:
Your flow control set-up is now ready to be used!
Through the MAESFLOTM software, set the pressure or the flow rate3 you want to apply to each channel of your microfluidic chip. Then, you can observe your liquid being injected into your chip by the only effect of the pressurization of the liquid inside the disposable vials.
Since no part of the MFCSTM is in direct contact with the fluids injected, this flow control technology avoids any cross contamination!
Finally, since the channels of the MFCSTM (up to 8 channels available4) are totally independent from each other, you can easily control the most complex microfluidic system with a single and compact instrument.
Thanks to the MAESFLOTM software, you can even automate the control of these channels and integrate the MFCSTM set-up in a most complex system environment5.
1 On average - Response time to target pressure is output volume dependent
2 Delivered with any accessories – If you need any references, feel free to contact us / / alternatively the MFCSTM outputs can be directly connected to your chip in case of integrated reservoirs
3 Flow rate control available with the MAESFLOTM regulation option of the FLOWELL
4 Depends on the series chosen
5 Multiple steps experiments
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