Wood-Based Microfluidic Chips Replace Plastic

Wood-Based Microfluidic Chips Replace Plastic
A novel microfluidic device made of wood offers an innovative alternative to plastic.

As helpful—and small—as microfluidic devices can be, they are made up of plastic, which in turn increases plastic waste. With that waste in mind, researchers from the University of Maryland created a microfluidic chip made out of birch plywood that has been engraved by lasers and waterproofed with a layer of Teflon. In tests, the plywood chips were as effective at wicking liquids as the plastic versions, while also costing a fraction as much to manufacture.

More Info about this Invention:

Next Invention »
Share on      

Add your Comment:

[LOGIN FIRST] if you're already a member.

fields are required.

Note: Your name will appear at the bottom of your comment.