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MECs: "Building Blocks" for Creating Biological and Chemical Instruments

Fig 4

Two integrated components, microfluidic chips containing several microMECs combined together and fabricated using soft lithography of PDMS (A) and wet etching of glass (B).

The integrated components are packaged in a MEC-standard shell that plugs into the fluidic socket macroMECs (SA1-10 or SB1-20 in Fig 3A). By packaging a microfluidic chip in a MEC shell in this manner, virtually any microfluidic chip can be integrated into the MEC system.

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