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A highly parallel piezoelectric printing device for micro-array technology

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3 Author(s)
Kuoni, A. ; Inst. of Microtechnol., Neuchatel Univ., Switzerland ; Boillat, M. ; de Rooij, N.F.

A 16×24 dispenser that prints in a micro-array format at a 500 μm spacing is presented. The dispenser is built from laminated flexible Polyimide sheets to form a 2-d printing array. The dispenser is continuously loaded from a 384-well plate format and shoots upward. This makes the device very easy to handle without any robotics. Droplets of 65 pL are dispensed parallel at a speed of 1.78 m/s at 180 Volts. A single channel has a CV value of 8.6% and a 24-channel dispenser has a CV value of 20% for a common driving signal.

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Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 2004. 17th IEEE International Conference on. (MEMS)

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