Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Lab-on-a-chip based blood plasma separation
Researchers have developed a cheap microfluidic device to separate plasma from whole blood with efficiency similar to centrifugation. A filter at the top of a channel with blood flowing upwards separated the fluid phase from the cells. Gravity-assisted sedimentation prevented cells clogging the filter and subsequent hemolysis.
Hemolysis-free blood plasma separation, JH Son et al, Lab-on-a-chip, 2014, Accepted Manuscript, DOI:
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