Polymeric strain gauges as pressure sensors for microfabricated organ-on-chips

W.F. Quiros-Solano*, N. Gaio, C. Silvestri, G. Pandraud, P.M. Sarro

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Polymeric (PEDOT:PSS) strain gauges embedded in PDMS membranes fabricated using a full wafer-scale fabrication process capable of realizing reproducible small features, are reported. The devices are characterized using a customized setup, which provides mechanical stretch while dynamically reading the electrical resistance. Measurements show relative resistance changes of approximately 11% for applied pressure up to 4 kPa. The process described is tailored to fabricate pressure sensors and microelectrodes for a flexible substrate-based Organ-on-Chip platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransducers 2017
Subtitle of host publication19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems
EditorsW. Fang, C.P. Hung, S. Shoji
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-2731-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-2732-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventTransducers 2017: 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017


ConferenceTransducers 2017
Abbreviated titleTransducers'17


  • Membrane
  • Organ-on-Chip
  • Polydimethylsiloxane
  • Polymeric
  • Pressure
  • Resistance
  • Strain-Gauge


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