Design and characterization of finger-controlled micropump for lab-on-a-chip devices

Yudan Whulanza, Taufik A. Hakim, Muhammad S. Utomo, Ridho Irwansyah, Jerome Charmet, Warjito

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A microfluidic device that can be operated by simple finger squeezing, without the aid of any extra power, i.e. electricity or a battery, present advantages for diagnostic applications. It is particularly true for diagnostic kits intended to be used in remote areas with limited access to electricity. In this paper, we describe a simple design and manufacturing of a finger pump that relies on an optimised network of check valves and squeeze pumps. The results show that the pump is capable of flowing liquid specimen with a volume of 6 mL with a finger pump priming force of around 3 N. The finger pump is intended to be used in a diagnostic kit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019


  • Diagnostic kit
  • Extra power
  • Finger squeeze
  • Microfluidic device
  • Remote area


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