ECCell hardware module

Fig. 4.1 This semi-stylised schematic drawing of an electronic hardware module supporting ECCell proliferation has connections as required for the overall architectures in Fig 4.2 A or B. The lateral connections deliver resources at electroosmotically programmable rates to the two electrochemical reaction chambers (left and right centre). These are hydrodynamically decoupled form the reservoirs, and connected to oneanother by both a direct circuit (centre) and a separation circuit (upper and lower meanders). Electronically directed transport in the separation channel is via travelling wave electrophoresis. Branch juncitons allow separated informational moelcules to be selectively transferred to other modules (top or bottom connection) or to the wastes (W).