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PDMS valves in DNA computers
Author(s): Danny van Noort; Byoung-Tak Zhang
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Paper Abstract

DNA computing is an interdisciplinary field accessing the possibility for the use of biomolecules, such as DNA, RNA and proteins, as a computational or control tool. Traditionally, DNA computers were thought to compete with electronic computers to solve, for example, NP-complete problems. However recently, there has been a focus shift to biomedical applications. One form of DNA computing is performed in microfluidics. A network of microreactors decides the computational aspects and DNA is the tool for selection procedures. To control complex microflow systems like this, a series of pneumatic valves are used to control the flow direction, i.e. the information direction, and to contain DNA functionalised beads in the microreactors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5651, Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering II, (16 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.582170
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Danny van Noort, Seoul National Univ. (South Korea)
Byoung-Tak Zhang, Seoul National Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5651:
Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering II
Dan V. Nicolau, Editor(s)

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