Published Online: 1 June 2005
Page Count: 8
Engineer, Advalytix AG, Brunnthal,
Systems Development, Advalytix AG, Brunnthal,
CTO, Advalytix AG, and Chair for Exptl. Physics, University of Augsburg, Augsburg,
(Received 31 March 2004; accepted 22 March 2005)
Acoustically driven mixing of small fluid volumes is reported. Using surface acoustic waves on a mixer chip and employing wave guiding effects in a substrate enables us to distribute a set of “virtual sources” for acoustic streaming over large areas. We demonstrate the applicability of our mixing technique to microarray applications, for mixing of individual wells in a micro titer plate, and other state-of-the-art hybridization assays.
Paper ID: JAI12829