Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: MIT engineers explore microfluidics with LEGO bricks

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) The field of microfluidics involves minute devices that precisely manipulate fluids at submillimeter scales. Such devices typically take the form of flat, two-dimensional chips, etched with tiny channels and ports that are arranged to perform various operations, such as mixing, sorting, pumping, and storing fluids as they flow. Now the MIT team, looking beyond such lab-on-a-chip designs, has found an alternative microfluidics platform LEGO bricks.