This work focuses on the realization of three different micro-actuators that will be integrated in a lab-on- chip for bioaffinity assays. The aim is to create a microfluidic network to control the sample and reagent delivery as well as the washing cycles for a complete analysis. The three micropumps have different working principles (electromagnetic, electrolytic and peristaltic actuation methods), but they share the same fabrication process. The reason for adopting three different actuation modes is mainly related to the different functionalities that have to be managed at microfluidic level. In particular the electrolytic one-shot micropump will be used for sample and reagents delivery, while the peristaltic and the electromagnetic micropumps are both good candidates for the washing cycles.
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