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The Biomicrofluidics Research group at the Faculty of Information Technology of the PPCU works on the development of Point-Of-Care (POC)
diagnostic devices, optofluidic and digital microfluidic (DMF) platforms. This includes theory, numerical modeling, design, fabrication, test and different applications. Our main area of focus
is microfluidic devices for biomedical applications.
The Point-Of-Care (POC) diagnostic project focuses on the continuous observation and monitoring of biological liquids e.g. veterinary or human blood samples.
The integration and interplay between optical and fluidic functionalities defines the emerging field of optofluidics. Microfluidics enables the realization of Lab-On-a-Chip (LOC) devices
in connection with CNN-UM based camera systems. Thus, the obtained biomedical liquid analyzer can recognize cells and particles in the sample flow in real-time.
Our Digital Microfluidic (DMF) platform is based the Electrowetting-on-Dielectrics (EWOD) phenomenon and we are currently working on different clinical applications of this. The biological
fluid droplets can be moved by electric field on a superhydrophobic surface. Droplet mainulations allow for parallel and multi-reagent analysis.