Microfluidics and microcooling

Porous meanders serve as microfluidic filters.

ISIT's powder-based agglomeration process enables the integration of porous three-dimensional microstructures made of various materials. The material properties can be used to realize numerous functionalities such as porous filters, thermal insulation and microfluidic components.

In the field of microfluidics, applications of porous structures are conceivable for cooling microelectronics and for the realization of lab-on-a-chip systems, among others: In the publicly funded project Optochip a consortium is developing a Point of Care rapid test for the diagnosis of equine diseases. The system uses agglomerated porous structures as DNA concentrators.