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New Gaskets Protect Sensitive Components


With instruments becoming more and more sensitive due to the increases in technological complexity, having gaskets capable of sealing and protecting microfluidic devices is a critical development in gasket innovation. These new gaskets are capable of sealing analytical instruments and protecting them from damage.

These new gaskets are helpful in a wide array of applications, including those using fluidic geometry and precision optics in instruments. Gaskets of this type are excellent for use in environments where sensors need to be able to be used multiple times without suffering from any leaks. Microfluidic gaskets can even be sealed easily, with just a gentle pressure, which ensures that sensitive component parts are not damaged during the gasketing process.

One of the most key innovations of these new microfluidic gaskets is that they are able to be sealed on either side, which makes them reusable and able to have their mountings altered without damage. In addition to applications in industry and with sensitive analytical instruments, there are also applications for this new gasket in healthcare. In the healthcare field, these gaskets can be used to deliver nutrients or drugs at the cellular level.

Comprised of PMMA, these new gaskets are even considered a conductive elastomer and can be used as an electrode. These gaskets can even be used to seal a top and bottom material as part of a substrate without issues with adhesives or adhesive use, allowing for a permanent seal.

For more information on how new microfluidic gaskets are impacting the durability of analytic instruments, contact Gasko today! Our professional engineering team will be happy to discuss your particular project needs and prototyping requirements.