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MFCS™-EZ

MICROFLUIDIC FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM EZ

The MFCS™-EZ is a modular microfluidic flow controller. 4 channels are available with different pressure ranges for high precision operations in microfluidic experiments. By using the FASTAB™ microfluidic patented technology, the MFCS™-EZ generates a constant pressure-driven flow rate that allows for reliable and repeatable experiments.

MAIN MFCS™-EZ BENEFITS

  • Easy to Use
  • Adaptable
  • Reliable and reproducible Results
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Benefits of MFCS™-EZ

1. EASY TO USE

The MFCS™-EZ can be controlled by Fluigent Softwares to automate your protocols. 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™-EZ can provide negative or positive pressure at you convenience by using up to four independently 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 REPRODUCIBLE RESULTS

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

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

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Specification of MFCS™-EZ

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™-EZ 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 are available, even on one MFCS™-EZ - 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.

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Product Number

NameUnit in mbarProduct Number
MFCS™-EZ channel0 to 345EZ-00345001
0 to 1000EZ-01000001
0 to 2000EZ-01000002
0 to 7000EZ-07000001
0 to -345EZ-80345001
0 to -800EZ-80800001
MFCS™-EZ baseBasicEZ-11000001
Positive Pressure SourceEZ-source-pos
Negative Pressure SourceEZ-source-neg

RELATED PRODUCTS

MFCS-EZ LP KIT

MFCS™ SERIES LOW PRESSURE KIT

The MFCS™ Series Low Pressure Kit is specially designed to be used with any MFCS™ with low pressure channel.

Required with MFCS™

MFCS-EZ LP KIT

MFCS™ SERIES HIGH PRESSURE KIT

The MFCS™ Series High Pressure Kit is specially designed to be used with any MFCS™ with high pressure channel.

Required with MFCS™

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AIO

The Fluigent All-in-One Software is designed for controlling and measuring pressure and flow rate in real time.

Provided with MFCS™

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MAT

The Microfluidic Automation Tool allows an easy design of time-based protocols for completely automated experiments.

Provided with MFCS™

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SDK

The Fluigent Software Development Kit includes full integration of devices interfaces within LabVIEW, MATLAB and other IDES.

Provided with MFCS™

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FLOW RATE PLATFORM

The Flow Unit is a high-precision individual flow sensor used for direct flow control. The Flowboard is a hub that manages communication between Fluigent Software and up to eight Flow Units.

The FRP is required for flow rate control with MFCS™

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.

micropipette-cell

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.

CTC-capture

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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FAQ

MFCS faq 1

This scheme represents a typical positive pressure network. For negative pressure network, please contact us at mailto:support@fluigent.com.

To learn how to connectg each part see our section on “Pressure Accessories”

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  • Connect the MFCS™-EZ as described on the previous question.
  • Connect the power supply and the USB cable to your computer.
  • Press the Play button.
  • Set the right inlet pressure on the display, according to the value written on the nameplate at the MFCS™-EZ back (below, the right value is 1300mbar).
MFCS faq 2

Launch MAESFLO™ software

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You can use non-corrosive, non-toxic or explosive gas (air, N2, Ar, CO2, …).

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  • The right value you have to set is written on the nameplate at the MFCS™-EZ back. In this example, it is 1300mbar
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Turn the scroll wheel of the black manual regulator to adjust the pressure on the MFCS™-EZ display according to this value.

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Check you have well connected the power supply provided by Fluigent (24VDC). If the condition persists, please contact support@fluigent.com .

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