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An innovative all-polymeric drug-supply device
Author(s): Cheng Luo; Xinchuan Liu; Rakesh Poddar; John Garra; Aand P. Gadre; Edward V. Keuren; Thomas Schneider; Robert White; John Currie; Makarand Paranjape
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we report an innovative all-polymeric drug-supply device. The micro outlet of the device was ablated through a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) layer using a microheater. The size of the ablated micropore was mainly related to the heater temperature profile, and the molten PMMA took the gold heater lines away from the pore area, avoiding possible block of the gold lines to the flow out of the pore. Simulation was conducted to find the temperature profile on the surface of the microheater, and experimental results have a good match with simulation results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5763, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology, (16 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.600337
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Cheng Luo, Louisiana Tech Univ. (United States)
Xinchuan Liu, Louisiana Tech Univ. (United States)
Rakesh Poddar, Louisiana Tech Univ. (United States)
John Garra, Georgetown Univ. (United States)
Aand P. Gadre, Georgetown Univ. (United States)
Edward V. Keuren, Georgetown Univ. (United States)
Thomas Schneider, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Robert White, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
John Currie, Georgetown Univ. (United States)
Makarand Paranjape, Georgetown Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5763:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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