Microfluidic device with carbon nanotube channel walls for blood plasma extraction

Yin Ting Yeh, Nestor Perea-Lopez, Archi Dasgupta, Ramdane Harouaka, Mauricio Terrones, Si Yang Zheng

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Abstract

The human plasma biomarker analysis is promised to be a revolution for disease diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring, but it also presents major technical challenges that needs to be addressed [1]. Plasma extract from whole blood is the first step for plasma biomarker analysis. This paper reports a new microfluidic device with channel walls made of nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes (CNxCNT) as a point-of-care device to continuously extract plasma from human whole blood. The cross flow microfiltration principle is applied in this plasma extraction device. The blood sample is transported within the double spiral channels. The plasma diffuses through the porous CNxCNT wall into the spiral plasma channel while blood cells continue to flow inside the spiral blood sample channel [2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
Pages951-954
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2013
EventIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jan 20 2013Jan 24 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

OtherIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period1/20/131/24/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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