The present disclosure describes devices useful for microscale fluid purification, separation, and synthesis. Such devices generally comprise a fluid membrane that separates two or more fluids flowing through plural microchannels operatively associated with the membrane. Often, the membrane is a semipermeable membrane, such as might be used with a filtration device, such as a dialyzer. Devices of the present invention can be combined with other microscale devices to make systems. For example, the devices may be coupled with one or more microchemical microfactories, one or more micromixers, one or more microheaters, etc. Examples of devices made according to the present invention included an oxygenator, a dialyzer, microheat exchangers, etc.

Title
Microfluidic devices, particularly filtration devices comprising polymeric membranes, and methods for their manufacture and use
Application Number
13/292903
Publication Number
20120074062
Application Date
November 9, 2011
Publication Date
March 29, 2012
Inventor
Chih Hung Chang
Corvallis
OR, US
Vincent Thomas Remcho
Corvallis
OR, US
John Simonsen
Corvallis
OR, US
Brian Kevin Paul
Corvallis
OR, US
Sundar V Atre
Corvallis
OR, US
Goran Jovanovic
Corvallis
OR, US
Assignee
State of Oregon acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education on behalf of Oregon
State University
IPC
B01D 63/00
B01D 61/00
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