Gateable Nanofluidic Interconnects for Three-Dimensional Microfluidic Architectures: Intellipore


The Intellipore technology is a membrane system and method for creating complex, three-dimensional microfluidic devices with improved interconnect functionality.

Intellipores interconnects are intelligent pores that are voltage-gated and externally controllable. Comprised of nanopore membranes and microfluidic channels, this technology enables highly selective flow control and rapid, real-time, intelligent molecular transport in threedimensional microfluidic devices, enabling structures which are analogous to Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) structures in microelectronics.


This technologys versatility creates the opportunity for these interconnects to be incorporated into many new devices, enabling a variety of new applications.


  • Highly selective flow control: through Intellipores rich set of gating characteristics, much greater control over the transport of molecules between layers and the direction and rate of fluid flow is possible than with prior technologies.
  • Integrated valve and pump: Intellipore integrates valve and pump functionality, creating microchannels with no moving parts and increased robustness and reliability.
  • Rapid fluid transfer: Intellipore generates rapid, real-time fluid flow on the order of 500 to 1000 pore volumes per second, and approximately 10,000 pores per microchannel intersection.

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