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Title: An experimental investigation of the continuous separation of human blood for virus detection using fluidic channels
Authors: Tang, Kum Cheong.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2004
Abstract: A lab-on-a-chip (LOC) device is currently being developed at the Institute of Microelectronics (IME) to be used for the detection of viral particles. The device uses blood as an input material and by removing the blood cells en masse, the remaining solution known as plasma will be left behind to be used for virus detection. As there are millions of blood cells present even in a tiny quantity of blood, this complicates the task of cell removal. The present solution involves using a series of silicon filters to block the blood cells and allow the plasma solution to pass through. However, the method is slow and unproductive. Hence, the main purpose of this study is to investigate if it is possible to continuously separate blood by using other methods such as fluidic channels, knowing that the sedimentation of blood cells will occur naturally if a blood sample is left undisturbed for a period of time.
Description: 80 p.
Schools: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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