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Microfluidics in their PRIME: Microfluidic Chips, Active Valves, Smart Sensors, and What Comes Next

Microfluidic devices manipulate tiny amounts of fluid, enabling cost-effective, fast, accurate and high-throughput analytical assays. Progress in microfluidics has huge impact in environmental pollution monitoring, biohazard detection and biomedicine, contributing to the development of new tools for drug screening, biological studies, point-of-care diagnostics and personalized medicine.

Despite this huge potential, microfluidics market growth is heavily constrained by the complexity and high prices of the required large-scale off-chip equipment and its operational cost.

PRIME, an EU-funded H2020 project, has used additive manufacturing technologies to integrate smart valves in a microfluidic chip. PRIME is also producing new ultra-sensitive and selective sensors embedded in the chip and readable with light. The final device is to be remotely addressed and read using simple photonic elements that can be integrated in compact, portable and cheap operation&read devices.

Join the PRIME consortium and others from the field of microfluidics to learn more about this technology for their final dissemination event with a beautiful view of Vienna, Austria at the unique TUtheSky location on Thursday, 14 September 2023.

Programme highlights:

● 4D printable light driven autonomous fluidic functions
● Ultrasensitive and selective biosensors with colorimetric thermal transducer
● Thermoplastic liquid crystal elastomer (LCE) actuators

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Travel information:

From Vienna International Airport (VIE, Flughafen Wien):

  • City Airport Train and subway (51 mins): From the airport, take City Airport Train to Vienna (Wien Mitte-Landstraße). Transfer for the U4 (direction: Hütteldorf) to Karlsplatz and from there walk 6 mins to TUtheSky.
  • City Airport Train and subway (56 mins): From the airport, take City Airport Train to Vienna (Wien Mitte-Landstraße). Transfer for the U3 (direction: Ottakring) to Volkstheater and from there walk 8 mins to TUtheSky.

From Vienna Central Station (Wien Südbahnhof, Am Hbf 1, 1100 Wien):

  • Subway (16 mins): Walk 6 min to Südtiroler Platz, take the U1 (direction Leopoldau) to Karlsplatz and from there walk 6 min to TUtheSky
  • Tram (28 mins): Take Tram D (direction: Nußdorf, Beethovengang) to Burgring. From there walk 6 mins to TUtheSky.


14th September 2023
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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TUtheSky / TU Vienna
Getreidemarkt 9
Vienna, 1060 Austria
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BioNanoNet ForschungsgmbH
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