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Title: Microfluidic platform for sorting materials based on their densities using magnetic levitation
Authors: Yılmaz, Esra
Özçivici, Engin
Tekin, Hüseyin Cumhur
Keywords: Cell sorting
Density-based measurement
Magnetic levitation
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Abstract: Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) play a vital role in cancer diagnosis, prognosis and personalized medicine. However, CTCs are extremely rare in blood (i.e., down to 1-100 CTC per 1 mL human blood) and hard to isolate because of the heterogeneity of CTCs in biomarker expression. The current CTC separation and identification techniques use numerous differences between cells such as size, electric charges, density and expression of cell surface markers. However, these techniques have many limitations in terms of laborious sample preparation steps, inconsistent results caused by low specificity and efficiency and high cost. Hence, there is no standard method for isolating CTCs yet. With this study, it was aimed to fill the gap in CTC isolation and identification by proposing to develop a new method based on magnetic levitation principle, which has recently been demonstrated as a highly acceptable method for biological characterization of cells and monitoring of their cellular events. In this study, we have developed a new label-free microfluidic sorter to separate microparticles/cells based on their densities using magnetic levitation principle. Two different density microparticles (1.02 g/mL and 1.09 g/ mL) have been sorted and quantified in a continuous flow using a set of permanent magnets located in a 3D printed structure surrounding the microfluidic channel. This device can be used for rapid, low cost and label-free in-vitro diagnosis of cancer by sorting CTCs from whole blood in a high-Throughput manner. The sorted cells might further be used for downstream analysis for personalized and precision medicine. © 2019 IEEE.
Description: 2019 Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications Conference, ASYU 2019 -- 31 October 2019 through 2 November 2019
ISBN: 9781728128689
Appears in Collections:Bioengineering / Biyomühendislik
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