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2014 | Vol. 5, nr 3 | 116--125
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System-level modeling of a Lab-On-Chip for micropollutants detection

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The issue addressed by this paper is system-level modeling of Lab-On-Chip (LOC) level. These microsystems integrate within a single chip many functions from several domains such as electronics, thermic, biochemistry or microfluidics. The modeling of these systems in a single environment and the interface between different domains is very challenging. In this paper, we propose some methods to model the entire system in VHDL-AMS. The models are developed and assembled from elementary building blocks, with a validation through experiments or numerical simulation on a reference tool, toward the complete LOC. For each domain, the modeling methodology is described. The principle is applied to a specific use case: a LOC designed for the detection of micro-pollutants in drinking water. It is based on the ELISA test leading to a pH-shift which is in turn detected by an Ion-Sensitive Field Effect Transistor (ISFET). In the last part of the paper, the first results obtained with the complete zero-order model of the LOC are described. Of course, this model has to be improved in order to be faithful to the actual LOC but it will undoubtedly be a major asset for the optimization and reliability improvement of the LOC.

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  • Engineering Science, Computer Science and Imaging Laboratory, ICube Lab, Strasbourg University, Illkirch, France
  • Engineering Science, Computer Science and Imaging Laboratory, ICube Lab, Strasbourg University, Illkirch, France
  • Burkert Fluid Control Systems Rue du Giessen, Triembach au Val, France
  • Therapeutic Innovations Laboratory (LIT), Strasbourg University, Illkirch, France
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