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Behavioral modeling of medical test strips for optimization
Author(s): Oliver Nuessen; Hilmar Bolte; Dagmar Peters; Rainer Laur; S. Halstenberg; Horst Eggert
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Paper Abstract

In cooperation with the industrial partner STEAG microParts GmbH and the Karlsruhe Research Center, the authors at the University of Bremen have created a behavioral model for the microsystem 'medical test strips'. As there is no complete theory for the underlying system yet, with capillary interaction between up to three different materials in the microfluidical/micromechanical world, the flow of liquids in such an application cannot be described analytically. Medical test strips made from plastics are an innovative approach toward cheap and therefore seminal one-way diagnostic systems and can be considered as step towards the long discussed 'lab on a chip' as well. The modeling is based on simulation results from the Finite Volume Method (FVM), yielding partial information for the investigated structures by solving partial differential equations. As this numerical approach cannot provide results for a complete channel, due to calculation efforts, a behavioral model for optimization purpose has been created on a higher abstraction level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4755, Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2002, (19 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462835
Show Author Affiliations
Oliver Nuessen, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
Hilmar Bolte, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
Dagmar Peters, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
Rainer Laur, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
S. Halstenberg, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
Horst Eggert, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4755:
Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2002
Bernard Courtois; Jean Michel Karam; Karen W. Markus; Bernd Michel; Tamal Mukherjee; James A. Walker, Editor(s)

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