Microfluidic platforms comprise channel networks allowing the manipulation of fluids. Typically, they are used to detect and separate suspended particles such as viruses or cells. The sorting mechanism that is used in these lab-on-a-chip devices differ: while some make use of functionalized surfaces, others employ lasers or ultrasound.
Characterizing the performance of such devices using standard interferometry or vibrometry remain however tedious as they are mostly made of glass or silicon. These limitations are easily overcome with the use of SmarAct PICOSCALE Vibrometer.