Adhesive-based bonding technique for PDMS microfluidic devices

Lab Chip. 2013 Feb 21;13(4):632-5. doi: 10.1039/c2lc40978j.


We present a simple and inexpensive technique for bonding PDMS microfluidic devices. The technique uses only adhesive tape and an oven; plasma bonders and cleanroom facilities are not required. It also produces channels that are immediately hydrophobic, allowing formation of aqueous-in-oil emulsions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Dimethylpolysiloxanes / chemistry*
  • Emulsions / chemistry
  • Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions
  • Microfluidic Analytical Techniques / instrumentation
  • Microfluidic Analytical Techniques / methods*
  • Oils / chemistry
  • Water / chemistry


  • Dimethylpolysiloxanes
  • Emulsions
  • Oils
  • Water
  • baysilon