Festo Introduces a Miniature Valve for In-Vitro Diagnostics, Point-of-Care Devices, and Labs on a Chip
Festo has released the VOVK valve for high-density small-footprint manifolds or single valve duty. The VOVK delivers a wide pressure range, including vacuum, fast switching time, and low power consumption. The VOVK is suitable for many applications, including in-vitro diagnostics and small point-of-care devices such as portable oxygen regulators.
These miniature valves can actuate multiple diaphragms on a lab-on-a-chip cartridge that contains the analysis process and reagents. VOVK valves can control the flow of liquid in dialysis machines, turning on diaphragm switches that isolate contaminated liquids, and can serve in pilot valve applications. Non-medical related applications include controlling small gas flows in the electronics or semiconductor industry.