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MFCS™-EX: EXTENDED FLOW CONTROL

MICROFLUIDIC FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM EX

The MFCS™-EX is a modular microfluidic flow controller. 8 channels are available with different pressure ranges for high precision operations in microfluidic experiments. By using the FASTAB™ microfluidic patented technology, the MFCS™-EX generates a constant pressure-driven flow rate that allows for reliable and repeatable experiments.

MAIN MFCS™-EX BENEFITS

  • Easy to Use
  • Adaptable
  • Reliable and Reproductible Results
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1. EASY TO USE

The MFCS™-EX can be controlled by Fluigent Softwares that allows setup automation. Moreover, this microfluidic pressure-pump can easily be connected to other microfluidic devices such as flow units to allow a pressure and a flow-rate control.

2. ADAPTABLE

The MFCS™-EX can provide negative or positive pressure at you convenience by using up to four independantly controllable channels. In addition, this microfluidic pressure pump can easily be integrated into you setup with its OEM version thanks to our Software Development Kit (SDK).

All the available pressure ranges are listed in the specification block.

3. RELIABLE AND REPRODUCTIBLE RESULTS

The FASTAB™ microfluidic patented technology used in this pressure pump avoid cross contamination because liquids only contact air. Moreover, the reliability and the reproductability of the experimental results by using MFCS™-EX is possible thanks to the generation of a pulseless flow.

This graph shows that the technology on witch MFCS™ SERIES products are based is the best adapted to the manipulation of fluid volumes in the sub microliter range.

Fluigent microfluidic flow controller comparison
Pressure ranges0-345 mbar0-800 mbar0-1000 mbar0-2000 mbar0-7000 mbar
Positive or NegativeBoth Push and PullPull onlyPush OnlyPush OnlyPush Only
Output Pressure StabilityHighly monodispersed droplet size - No oscillation
System Settling timeNo transitory regime - Reagent savings - Stop-flows
Pressuring gasNon corrosive or explosive gas (air, N2, Ar, O2, …) / No contamination between the MFCS™-EX and the solutions and between the solutions
Size / Weight16 x 23 x 6.5 cm3 (6.3 x 9 x 2.5 inch3) / 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs) - Compact controller
Output connectorsFemale luerlock4mm OD tube connectors
VolumesWide range of volume can be controlled - No compromise between volume and stability
FlexibilityAny mix of pressure ranges is available, even on one MFCS™-EX - Highly customable

FASTAB™ MICROFLUIDIC PATENTED TECHNOLOGY

  • Legacy microfluidic control systems such as syringe, peristaltic or piston pumps are poorly adapted to the manipulation of fluid volumes in the sub microliter range, leading to long equilibration times, irreproducibility and pulsation.
  • To solve this, Fluigent developed the patented FASTAB™ technology: a pressure driven technology that has no moving parts and includes an advanced feedback control algorithm to maintain precise pressure control.
  • Based on the FASTAB™ technology, the MFCS™ series are compatible with any microfluidic application, from simple droplet generation to organ-on-a-chip experiments.
higher stability EX graph
NameUnit in mbarProduct Number
MFCS™-EX channel0 to 345EX-00345001
0 to 1000EX-01000001
0 to 2000EX-01000002
0 to 7000EX-07000001
0 to -345EX-80345001
0 to -800EX-80800001
MFCS™-EX baseBasicEX-11000001
Positive Pressure SourceEX-source-pos
Negative Pressure SourceEX-source-neg

RELATED APPLICATIONS

cell-aspiration

FLUID RECIRCULATION FOR CELL PERFUSION WITH REDUCED SHEAR STRESS

Many microfluidic applications require expensive solutions to be injected at a controlled flow-rate into a microfluidic system, such as cell cultures, PCR processes, cell injections or simulation of blood capillaries with a controlled minimal mechanical stress.

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SEQUENTIAL FLUID INJECTION & DELIVERY WITH PULSE-FREE FLOW

Many microfluidic applications require switching between multiple solutions (such as samples or buffers) while maintaining a constant flow-rate during the course of their experiment. In this application, one MFCS™-EZ pressure channel is connected via a manifold to ten separate vials containing different aqueous solutions.

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AUTOMATED RARE CELLS CAPTURE AND LABELLING

Because CTCs detection and labelling need a very precise and smooth flow control, Fluigent MFCS™ associated with the Flow-Rate Control Module and the ESS™ platform, was the designated choice to be able to efficiently control the flows of all the solutions and samples.

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