Not your dads fludic engine
Developing cutting-edge technologies requires cutting-edge tools. Unfortunately, most computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools on the market were designed for either aircraft or automobiles, or for flow in pipes. Designing a bioMEMS chip is a different animal than designing plumbing. So why use code that is not optimized for bioMEMS and microfluidics?
Multiphysics meets Multichemisty
We created a full 3D Navier-Stokes solver optimized for microfluidic applications from the ground up. Simultaneously, we went way beyond the existing code bases by adding support for electrokinetic phenomena, Red-Ox reactions, acids, bases, ampholytes and fluid-structure interaction.
There was more to come. We added advanced visualization algorithms to look at cross-sectional profiles, velocity vectors and transient results. In the most recent update, we added support for multivalent reactions, multivalent ion-drag calculations, and 3D electrowetting calculations. Our code base is not only faster at solving microfludics problems but is the only tool for problems ranging from electrophoresis to isoelectric focusing. This module is created specifically for real-world bioMEMS.
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Our Microfluidics module is a first to the market with a unique multi-block algorithm and an unparalleled feature set. It allows you to simultaneously solve for:
Fluid flow and fluid dynamics
Electrodynamics (time varying or constant electric fields)
Stochiometry and reaction kinetics (acids, bases, ampholytes, multi-valent analytes)
Fluid structure interaction
Particulates such as DNA, microspheres for dielectrophoresis and separations
Our Microfluidics module is designed primarily for microfluidics and lab on a chip applications, and encompasses a large industry proven feature set.
Finite volume solver Multi-block finite volume solver for open/closed boundary flow incorporating multi-physics transport conservation
Finite element solver Finite element solver with deformable boundary tracking for fluid-structure interaction
Fluid flow and fluid dynamics Support for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids
Multiphysics integration Advanced 3D Fluid Structure Interactions with piezoelectric materials can be modeled with the optional Fastfield TEM module.
Electrokinetic simulation Simulate electro-osmosis, electrophoresis, and dielectrophoresis
Stoichiometry and reaction kinetics Support for acids, bases, ampholytes, and muli-valent analytes
Exact calculations pH, current, voltage, conductivity, and ionic strength distributions solved exactly with no a priori approximations
Unique boundary conditions Unique boundary conditions such as adsorption, redox reactions at electrodes, and port and zeta potential
Electowetting on Dielectric 3-D electrowetting calculations for droplet manipulation (fusion/splitting/transport)
Easy meshing Flexible, hexahedral finite element mesh for fluid-structure interaction using 3DBuilder
Result Visualization Advanced Visualization Tools built in (VisualEase) or export to industry standard Tecplot PLT format
BioMEMS - Lab-on-a-Chip Micro Total Analysis Systems (Micro-TAS)
Potentiostatic & Galvanostatic Applications
Capillary Electroseparation Methods
Micro-Capillary Zone Electrophoresis (CZE)
Micro-Capillary Iso-Electric Focusing (CIEF)
Proteomics on a chip
Micro-Capillary Isotachophoresis (CI)
Passive mixing in serpentine channels
Coupled Micro-CIEF (mass spectrometry for proteomics)
DNA Hybridization Chips
Electric field directed
Valve actuation, etc.