A heater-integrated transparent microchannel chip for continuous-flow PCR

Kai Sun, Akira Yamaguchi, Yutaka Ishida, Shigeki Matsuo, Hiroaki Misawa

研究成果: Article査読

194 被引用数 (Scopus)


A microchannel chip for continuous-flow polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was developed using transparent materials. The microchannel was fabricated on a quartz glass substrate using standard photolithography and wet-etching techniques and was sealed by another quartz glass substrate. Two indium-tin-oxide (ITO) films were deposited on the etched substrate as a thermal source. To confirm the temperature distribution in the microchannel, we measured the fluorescence spectra of an aqueous solution of 1-pyrenesulfonic acid sodium salt (PS-Na), which is a temperature-indicator dye, in the microchannel under a continuous solution flow. The results confirm that the temperature distribution on the microchannel's ITO films was almost uniform (within ±2 °C) under two flow rates (56 and 152 nl/min). The slightness of this deviation indicates that the ITO films integrated into the microchannel chip can be very useful as a thermal source for PCR. An amplification of a 450 bp segment of Escherichia coli HB101 was successfully performed by two-stage (94 and 67 °C) thermal cycling on the chip device.

ジャーナルSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
出版ステータスPublished - 2002 5月 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 器械工学
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜
  • 金属および合金
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 材料化学


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