M-SWITCH™, Microfluidic Bidirectional Valve

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    11-port/10-position microfluidic valve

    The M-SWITCH™ is a microfluidic bidirectional valve with 11-port/10-position for injection or selection of up to 10 different fluids or chips. The flow is bidirectional in the valve. The device can be used as a selector or as a distributor for either multiplexing or demultiplexing purposes.

    M-SWITCH™, Fluigent Microfluidic Bidirectional Valve
    Main benefits
    • Automation

      Valve actuation timing

    • Compact

      Uses minimum bench space

    • Quick

      Actuation & Response time

    • Accurate

      Low internal volume

    Features of Microfluidic Bidirectional Valve 

    11-port/10-position

    Any of the peripheral ports (numbered from 1 to 10) can be connected to the central channel, and the fluidic path created is bidirectional. The M-SWITCH™ is actuated by a motor that drives a rotor. It can also be used with a manifold to use a single pressure pump to deliver multiple liquids and simplify set-ups.

    Sample generation & collection

    Different concentrations of the molecule of interest can be injected into a chip generating water in oil droplets. The droplets can then be sorted at the outlet of the chip using the M-SWITCH™ microfluidic bidirectional valve depending on their analyte concentrations. Each step can be automated using OxyGEN software.

    11-port/10-position

    Any of the peripheral ports (numbered from 1 to 10) can be connected to the central channel, and the fluidic path created is bidirectional. The M-SWITCH™ is actuated by a motor that drives a rotor. It can also be used with a manifold to use a single pressure pump to deliver multiple liquids and simplify set-ups.

    Automation

    The microfluidic bidirectional valve can be controlled by OxyGEN software for long-term experiments. Users can  create a time-based protocol to set actuation timing of the valve(s).

    Smart control and automation of your fluidic path

    Discover Fluigent microfluidic valves-: a set of compact instruments allowing users to complexify and easily handle the fluidic path of their system. Once integrated in the set-up, the valves can be controlled in real-time and even without the requirement of a PC.


    “We have been using Fluigent’s M-SWITCH, amongst other accessories, including Flow EZ system flow controllers, for the past 5 years. We are pleased with its performance, especially the programmability and automation of fluid flow that relieves the user of the need to be present next to experiments that run for several hours. We found the software interface simple to use and could count on the team’s assistance for friendly recommendations and support.”

    Sivashankar Krishnamoorthy Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) 

    Specifications

    PERFORMANCE

    Switching time400 ms (180°)
    Maximum pressureUp to 7 bar

    HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

    Internal diameter0.5 mm
    Internal volume3.5 µL
    Dead volumeNone
    Dimensions60 x 110 x 110 mm
    Weight746 g
    Wetted materialsCTFE, UMHW-PE

    ELECTRONICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Power consumption2 A (peak)

    CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY

    Gas compatibilityDry, oil-free gas, air, any non corrosive or non explosive gas
    Liquid compatibilityAqueous solvent, oil, organic solent, biological sample

    OxyGEN

    Control in real-time, protocol automation, data record and export
    ver. 1.0.0.0 or more recent

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    Software Development Kit

    Custom software application
    ver. 21.0.0.0 or more recent

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    Sample generation & collection