Valve actuation timing
11-port/10-position microfluidic valve
The M-SWITCH™ is a bidirectional 11-port/10-position microfluidic valve 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.
Uses minimum bench space
Actuation & Response time
Low internal volume
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™ depending on their analyte concentrations. Each step can be automated using OxyGEN software.
Up to 10 liquidscan be selected sequentially to be delivered to a chip by the M-SWITCH™. The samples at the outlet of the chip may also be sorted by using a 2-SWITCH™ either into a collection tube or to waste. Each step can be automated using OxyGEN software.
The valve can be controlled by OxyGEN software for long-term experiments. Create a time-based protocol to set actuation timing of the valve(s).
|Switching time||400 ms (180°)|
|Maximum pressure||Up to 7 bar|
|Internal diameter||0.5 mm|
|Internal volume||3.5 µL|
|Dimensions||60 x 110 x 110 mm|
|Wetted materials||CTFE, UMHW-PE|
|Power consumption||2 A (peak)|
|Gas compatibility||Dry, oil-free gas, air, any non corrosive or non explosive gas|
|Liquid compatibility||Aqueous solvent, oil, organic solent, biological sample|
|Control in real-time, protocol automation, data record and export|
|ver. 126.96.36.199 or more recent|
Software Development Kit
|Custom software application|
|ver. 188.8.131.52 or more recent|
Expertise & resources
White Papers Microfluidic white paper – An exploration of Microfluidics and fluid handling Read more
Technical datasheets M-SWITCH™ Datasheet Download
User manuals Easy Switch Solutions User Manual Download
Customer case studies The Hebrew University: Single-cell encapsulation and culture in 3D hydrogels followed by InDrops / Drop-Seq microfluidic protocols for RNA profiling Read more
Customer case studies CEA/CNRS: A flow cell dedicated to imaging in liquid at the nanoscale Read more
Application notes Cell perfusion with pulse-free flow with one manifold Read more