Liquid transportation without employing a bulky power source, often observed in nature, has been an essential prerequisite for smart applications of microfluidic devices. In this report, a leafinspired micropump (LIM) which is composed of thermoresponsive stomata inspired membrane (SIM) and mesophyllinspired agarose cryogel (MAC) is proposed. The LIM provides a durable flow rate of 30 μl/h·cm2 for more than 30 h at room temperature without external mechanical power source. By adapting a thermo-responsive polymer, the LIM can smartly adjust the delivery rate of a therapeutic liquid in response to temperature changes. In addition, as the LIM is compact, portable, and easily integrated into any liquid, it might be utilized as an essential component in advanced hand-held drug delivery devices.
|Title of host publication||Symposia|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fluid Measurement and Instrumentation; Fluid Dynamics of Wind Energy; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conversion; Energy and Process Engineering; Microfluidics and Nanofluidics; Development and Applications in Computational Fluid Dynamics; DNS/LES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods|
|Publisher||American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||ASME 2017 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2017 - Waikoloa, United States|
Duration: 2017 Jul 30 → 2017 Aug 3
|Name||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FEDSM|
|Conference||ASME 2017 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2017|
|Period||17/7/30 → 17/8/3|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering