Microfluidics broadly encompasses the tools and techniques used to manipulate and monitor volumes of fluid on the microscale. Arguably the two most integral parts of any microfluidic setup are the microfluidic device, on which fluids flow, and the equipment used to control this fluid flow. Eachtype of microfluidic flow control comes with its advantages and drawbacks depending on what it is being used for.
Pressure controllers, syringe pumps and peristaltic pumps are the most common methods of microfluidic flow control, each with their own strengths and weakness and most suitable applications.
If you are a microfluidics user looking for a microfluidic flow control solution we always recommend that you take the time to discuss your application with us here at Darwin Microfluidics to ensure that we provide you with the best possible system for your flow control needs.