The microfluidic probe I n line with the atomic force microscope and the scanning probe microscope developed at IBM-Zurich, the microfluidic probe (MFP) was conceived to process and interact with surfaces. The early versions of the MFP demonstrated suitability for working on biological surfaces. A key step in the technology evolution was the transformation of the original format, which was essentially co-planar to scanned surfaces, into a vertical MFP technology. The vertically-oriented MFP, now called the vMFP, is significantly expanding the versatility the probe.

 

The microfluidic probe head familiy

The microfluidic probe head familiy

The working principle of the vMFP is described in “A vertical microfluidic probe.” 

The MFP at Cebit

The MFP demonstrated at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover, Germany

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