Fast Switching and Mixing of Liquids with the Fluid Switch – FS!

The fluid switch is designed to switch between different liquids in several channels – starting with 8 via 16, 32 up to 64 channels. In this way you can realise fast switching between fluids or, for instance, mixing at different ratios.

The fluid switch can be controlled via the control software of P2CS – jP2CS or via P2CS over the serial communication. A standalone version is the Micro-perfusion system MPS-X.

Material of the valves in FS: PMMA and PEEK and EPDM or FFPM.

You can select different connectors, since the fluid switch has threads M5 (compatible to UNF 32-10).

See application videos:

Setup of the Fluid Switch FS with P2CS


The depicted setup consists of:

✓ Fluid Switch with a perfusion head

pressure control system P2CS

content management unit (CMU)

✓ microfluidic chip

Advantages of the Fluid Switch


✓ easy automated mixing of media or reagents

✓ stable pulsation-free flow in the perfusion head

✓ fast and interruption-free switching

✓ transparent perfusion head for a better observation of the experiments

✓ different channel geometries of the perfusion head available: mixing, multiplexing

Fields of the Applications of the Fluid Switch


✓ Perfusion of cell or tissue culture

✓ dose-response analysis

✓ mixing media or other liquids with specific ratios

Use of Different Fluids


✓ Water

✓ Biological Fluids

✓ Slightly salty solutions

Manifold Geometries and PDMS Moulding Kit 


There are different geometries of the manifolds for the Perfusion Head PH-X for multiplexing or mixing fluids, e.g.:

✓ 8 inlets to 1 outlet

✓ twice 4 inlets to twice 1 outlet

✓ and more

You can also manufacture replacement manifolds on your own with our PDMS Moulding Kit, consisting of the mould with the respective geometry as well as some accessories. The PDMS reagent kit is not included and can be purchased separately depending on the needs of the PDMS properties.

Standard procedure for manufacturing PDMS manifolds: