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This paper reports an automated polymer based microfluidic analysis system integrated with a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor that demonstrates the detection of specific binding of biomolecules and that qualitatively monitors cell adhesion on the sensor surface. Micropumps, microchannels, and an SPR biosensor were integrated into a single polymer(More)
Blood coagulation is an extremely complicated and dynamic physiological process. Monitoring of blood coagulation is essential to predict the risk of hemorrhage and thrombosis during cardiac surgical procedures. In this study, a high throughput microfluidic chip has been developed for the investigation of the blood coagulation process under temperature and(More)
A perfusion three-dimensional (3D) cell culture microfluidic chip has been developed for real-time and non-invasive impedimetric monitoring of cell proliferation and chemosensitivity. In this study, human oral cancer cells (OEC-M1) were encapsulated in 3D agarose scaffold and cultured in a miniaturized chamber under perfusion of tested substance. This(More)
Because of intensive developments in recent years, the microfluidic system has become a powerful tool for biological analysis. Entire analytic protocols including sample pretreatment, sample/reagent manipulation, separation, reaction, and detection can be integrated into a single chip platform. A lot of demonstrations on the diagnostic applications related(More)
In this study, fine bubbles were successfully generated and used as a simple, low-cost driving force for mixing fluids in an integrated microfluidic bead-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to rapidly and quantitatively detect apolipoprotein A1 (APOA1), a biomarker highly correlated with bladder cancer. A wooden gas diffuser was embedded(More)
In this paper, we present a low complexity and memory-less algorithm for angle calculations of a system using 3-axis accelerometers. Accelerometers have been widely used to determine the inclination or tilt of a system where the net acceleration or force on a system over time is gravity. However, the angle calculations are complicated and most of the work(More)
A polymer based vortex micropump fabricated by micro molding replication technique is described in this paper. The optically transparent and biocompatible material used to fabricate the micropump will enable the pump to be applied on many biomedical and chemical analyses applications. Fluid transmission of the vortex micropump is driven by the(More)