hydrophilic films and adhesives for microfluidics

Hydrophilic Films and Adhesives for Microfluidics

IVD Technology

By Ranjit Malik and Kevin McKinney

Adhesive manufacturers are addressing the industry needs for faster, more-accurate IVD test results with sophisticated, enabling technologies that not only bond components but also improve product performance. Adhesives Research now offers a second-generation hydrophilic technology that minimizes the potential for chemical and/or optical interference with optimized hydrophilic performance that is well-suited for a wide array of IVD and microfluidic applications. This article addresses the role that hydrophilic tapes, adhesives and coatings play in the formation and performance of capillary channels within medical IVD and microfluidic devices.