Microfluidics

Case study

Bubble Entrapment in Microchannels
Bubbles trapped in microchannels can distort the fluid flow and impact the device performance. Veryst developed a multiphase CFD model to predict the effect of geometry and surface properties on the likelihood of bubble entrapment.
Delamination in Microfluidic Valves
A commonly encountered failure mode in microfluidic devices is delamination between adjacent device layers. Veryst examined the influence of control channel geometry on the delamination pressure of a pneumatic microfluidic valve using finite element analysis.
Microfluidic Mixer Concentration Profile
Veryst developed a coupled CFD mass transfer model to predict a microfluidic mixer configuration appropriate for mixing pure and salt water channels.
Theoretical and numerical analysis of low-voltage cascade electroosmotic pumps
Electroosmotic (EO) pumps are driven purely by electric fields and have no moving parts. Cascading EO pumps reduces voltage requirements. Veryst used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and semi-analytical equivalent circuit theory to analyze the complex behavior of these pumps.

Service

Fluids
Veryst offers state-of-the-art consulting in the design and analysis of gaseous and fluid systems and products. We employ advanced CFD analysis to solve problems involving fluid mixing, multiphase flow, phase change, non-Newtonian fluids, and microfluidic effects.
MEMS & Sensors Reliability
Veryst assists clients with MEMS and sensors consulting through failure analysis, reliability, lifetime prediction, yield enhancement, micro-contamination analysis, and microfluidics and multiphysics simulations. We provide a synergistic approach of combining analytical characterization, empirical studies, and simulation. Veryst scientists are well versed in packaging reliability as well.
Microfluidics

Veryst offers a comprehensive approach to solving problems in microfluidic device development.

Simulation & Analysis

Veryst provides expertise in many aspects of simulation and analysis for use in product design, manufacturing processes, and failure analysis.  This includes modeling and analysis involving polymer materials, multiphysics modeling, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and system

News item

COMSOL blog features Veryst's work modeling, simulating bubble entrapment
Veryst’s modeling and simulation work was featured in a COMSOL blog titled “Preventing Bubble Entrapment in Microfluidic Devices Using Simulation.”  The blog describes how Veryst modeled different microchannel geometries and simulated bubble movement, providing insight that can be used to improve the design of microfluidic devices. 
There's a new engineer at Veryst
Veryst is pleased to welcome a new member to its engineering team! Dr. Matthew Hancock, has an extensive background in fluid mechanics and model-based engineering, including microfluidics, wetting of textured surfaces, surface tension effects, heat/mass transfer, solid-fluid interaction, wave motion, and multiscale analysis.

Event

Gold Sponsor of COMSOL Conference 2013
Veryst Engineering is proud to have been a Gold Sponsor of COMSOL’s premier event: COMSOL Conference 2013 Boston.
Modeling microfluidic devices with COMSOL Multiphysics — recording of webinar now available
Dr. Matthew Hancock offered a webinar addressing modeling and design processes for lab-on-a-chip and organ-on-a-chip devices and other microfluidic systems. He discussed simulation methods and related tools and demonstrated how to set up an example model of a micropump with fully (two-way) coupled fluid-structure interaction.
Participation in FluidicMEMS event
FluidicMEMS is an informal gathering of people from academia, medicine, industry, and business to meet and explore how microfluidic and BioMEMS technology will impact healthcare, research, and beyond. 
Participation in FluidicMEMS event
FluidicMEMS is an informal gathering of people from academia, medicine, industry, and business to meet and explore how microfluidic and BioMEMS technology will impact healthcare, research, and beyond. 
Presentation at bioengineering conference
Dr. Matthew Hancock, Senior Engineer, presented "Modeling and Simulation of Microfluidic Devices" at the BioEngineering 2017: BioMEMS, 3D-BioPrinting & Synthetic Biology conference.

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