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This paper presents a low-cost technique for the fabrication of complex electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) digital microfluidic devices. Using this original technology, we have developed devices in which 560 electrodes are used to mix and split nl-size liquid droplets and transport them to 100 analysis spots patterned on a disposable plastic top plate. We demonstrate the multiplexing capability of the developed devices by creating on-chip arrays of droplets with various concentration gradients. Finally, automated biomolecular immobilization and hybridization assays are performed in nl-size droplets under numerous conditions simultaneously with only a limited number of stock solutions.
Date of Conference: 23-27 Jan. 2011