Optoflow: Design Tools for Integrating Optical Detection in Micro-Total Analysis Systems
Final rept. Sep 2001-Sep 2003
COVENTOR INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The finest systems for chemical and microchemical analysis today use optical systems for detection and identification of chemical samples. This is because these systems offer both the highest sensitivity and can make use of the most powerful array of labeling and tagging technologies to give specificity to any measurement. The major drawback of such optical subsystems for DoD applications in chemical and biological warfare detection CBD is their large size, high cost, and relative fragility. Given the recent progress in integrated microfluidics, in optical MEMS, and in passive micro-optics, the time is right to drive high quality optical detection systems for microchemistry to compact micro-fabricated implementations.
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