WMicrofluidics-Fittings-Accessories-Definitions-Conceptshether you’re a novice or experienced microfluidicist, the following key definitions will help you gain a good understanding of some important concepts about microfluidic fittings and accessories. You will be able to learn more about the options available to you, to create a setup that exactly matches your requirements.

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What is a Microfluidic PDMS Puncher ?

A PDMS puncher, often described as "biopsy punch" - is a reusable, disposable tool used to drill clean holes in PDMS chip to enable tubing to chip connection. ...
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What is a Microfluidic Connection ?

A microfluidic connection (often seen as microfluidic interconnection) refers to the act of connecting microfluidic elements or their state of ...
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What is a Microfluidic Sleeve ?

  Microfluidic Sleeves are basically diameter size adapters consisting in small pieces of tubing in which a smaller tubing is inserted. In order ...
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What is a microfluidic connector ?

  Microfluidic connectors are used to connect your microfluidic device or your Lab-on-a-chip to external elements such as pressure & flow controllers ...
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What does “23G fitted tubing” means ?

23G Hypodermic needles and steel adapters are commonly used with tubings to inject or extract liquid samples. They are described by gauge numbers indicating outer diameters (OD). Among those values, the 23-gauge (23G) is a standard in ...
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What does “1/16″ tubing” means ?

1/16" tubing is used to connect your microfluidic Lab-on-a-chip to the various components of your microfluidic setup. 1/16" refers to the ...
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What is FEP Tubing ?

Fluorinated ethylene-propylene tubing or FEP tubing is a nice alternative to PTFE teflon tubing and PFA tubing that exhibits many similar ...
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What is Tygon tubing ?

The elasticity and high flexibility of Tygon tubing make it fit tightly to glass and metal and also be a chosen material for PDMS devices ...
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What is a PFA Tubing ?

PerFluoroAlkoxy, often described as Teflon-PFA tubing, is a transparent, hight-perfomance, melt processible and chemically inert Fluoropolymer that exhibits similar characteristics to PTFE. Its melting point is at 250°C ...
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What is a PTFE Teflon® Tubing ?

PTFE Teflon® Tubing (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene, often described as Teflon® tubing) is a transparent, chemically inert and non-toxic material that features unmatched chemical resistance and a surface ...
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What is a PEEK Tubing ?

PEEK Tubing (PolyEtherEtherKetone or PEEK) is a biocompatible and very chemically compatible material widely described as the highest performance thermoplastic material ...
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What is a Microfluidic Tubing ?

Tubing is a particular kind of Microfluidic Accessories generally used to transport small volumes of liquids from a Microfluidic Glass Reservoir, a Microfluidic Eppendorf Adapter or ...
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What is a Microfluidic Adapter ?

Microfluidic adapters are small microfluidic accessories that make it possible to establish a connection between two fittings with different thread values, enabling ...
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What is HPLC ?

HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography) is an analytic chemistry technique used to separate, identify and quantify each component of a mixture. While the aim of ...
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What is a Wrench Tight Fitting ?

A wrench tight fitting has a head geometry that can be properly tightened with a wrench. It is important to specify ...
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What is a Fingertight Fitting ?

A fingertight fitting has a head geometry that allows very fast tightening or removal using your fingers. The most popular fingertight head geometries ...
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Fitting Head Geometries

A head geometry is an important feature of a nut used in the tightening process to a receiving port (e.g. knurled, hexagonal, square). The Head geometry ...
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What are Flat & Coned ports ?

Flat VS coned fittings can be distinguished according to the type of port concerned : coned or flat-bottomed. With coned fittings, the tapered nose of the ferrule ...
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What is a Microfluidic Port ?

A  receiving port is an element designed to receive a fitting, and it is described by a thread size that has ...
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What is a Microfluidic Nut ?

A Nut is the biggest part of a fitting and the most common microfluidic accessory. It receives the tubing and the ...
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What is a Microfluidic Ferrule ?

A ferrule is the smallest part of a microfluidic fitting, designed to be deformed by screwing the nut into the receiving ...
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What is a Microfluidic Fitting ?

A fitting is an element composed of a nut and a ferrule that are specifically designed to fit together. Fittings are ...
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