Microfluidics / Lab on Chip

Microfluidics is the study of fluids and their behavior on the microscale.  Since their introduction in the 1980’s, microfluidic devices have been incorporated into a wide variety of applications including chemical analyses, DNA chips, and ink-jet printheads. A result of the small size of microfluidic devices is a reduction of required sample volumes and of resulting waste volumes to microliter or sub-microliter quantities.  When geometrically confined to the microscale, fluids behave differently than they do in the macroscale.  Surface forces become more influential, and device features can be developed to incorporate precise control over the introduction, mixing, and removal of fluids.

Gelest, Inc. manufactures PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane), one of the most common materials used in the manufacture of microfluidic devices.  Benefits of using silicones as materials for microfluidic device fabrication include high aspect ratios, good mechanical properties, compatibility with solid state electronics, and the ability to achieve rapid prototyping.  Gelest, Inc. offers pre-formulated 2-part RTV (room temperature vulcanization) silicones for these applications.

Reprographic Grade Silicones

PP2-RG01

GELEST® RG 01: REPROGRAPHIC SILICONE 220g Kit; Part B (Crosslinker)

PP2-RG02

GELEST® RG 02: OLEOPHILIC REPROGRAPHIC SILICONE

PP2-RG03

GELEST® RG 03: HYDROPHILIC REPROGRAPHIC SILICONE 220g Kit; Part B (Crosslinker)

PP2-RG04

GELEST® RG 04: OLEOPHOBIC REPROGRAPHIC SILICONE 220g Kit; Part B (Crosslinker)

PP2-RG05

GELEST® RG 05: REPROGRAPHIC SILICONE Low Volatility

PP2-RG06

GELEST® cPDMS: OVERCOATABLE REPROGRAPHIC SILICONE 220g Kit; Part B (Crosslinker)

PP2-RG07

GELEST® hPDMS: HIGH MODULUS REPROGRAPHIC SILICONE; Part B (Crosslinker)

PP2-RG08

GELEST® sPDMS: SPIN-COATABLE REPROGRAPHIC SILICONE 1.01kg Kit; Part B (Crosslinker)

PP2-RG09

GELEST® xPDMS: HIGH ELONGATION REPROGRAPHIC SILICONE 202g Kit; Part B (Crosslinker)

Optical Grade Silicones

PP2-OE41

GELEST® OE 41; Part B (Crosslinker)

PP2-OE42

GELEST® OE 42; Part B (Crosslinker)

PP2-OE43

GELEST® OE 43; Part B (Crosslinker)

PP2-OE46

GELEST® OE 46

PP2-OE46.1

GELEST® OE 46.1; Part B (Crosslinker)

PP2-OE46.2

GELEST® OE 46.2; Part B (Crosslinker)

PP2-OE50

GELEST® OE 50; Part B (Crosslinker)

Silicone Elastomer Fabrication Toolkit

PP1-USP1

Utensil® Primer P1

PP1-USB1

Utensil® Bonding B1

PP1-USW1

Utensil® Wetting Agent W1

PP1-USD1

Utensil® Dissolution Agent D1

PP1-USR1

Utensil® Cure Retarder R1

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