Fabrication and testing of microfluidic devices for blood cell separation

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Blood separation is a strategic preliminary step in preparation to on-chip biological analysis. Two microfluidic devices for on-chip blood separation are presented. Both devices will be integrated to form the separation module of a Lab on Chip for non-invasive prenatal diagnosis. In the first device, a blood plasma separator, the separation of blood cells from plasma is made possible in microchannels by bio-physical effects such as an axial migration effect and Zweifach-Fung bifurcation law. Behaviour of mussel and human blood suspensions were studied alongside the effect of different geometries. The second device aims to separate fetal nucleated red blood cells based on their magnetic susceptibility. Biocompatible materials are used in the manufacturing of both devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrunel Institute for Bioengineering (BIB), The Brunel Collection
Place of PublicationBrunel, UK
PublisherBrunel University
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-902316-73-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-902316-72-7
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009
Event2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sept 20092 Sept 2009


Conference2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference
Abbreviated titleMNF2009
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Microfluidic devices
  • Blood separation
  • SU8
  • Microchannel


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