A microfluidic method and custom model for continuous, non-intrusive biofilm viscosity measurements under different nutrient conditions.

@article{Greener2016AMM,
  title={A microfluidic method and custom model for continuous, non-intrusive biofilm viscosity measurements under different nutrient conditions.},
  author={Jesse Greener and M Parvinzadeh Gashti and A Eslami and Mir Pouyan Zarabadi and S M Taghavi},
  journal={Biomicrofluidics},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={064107}
}
Straight, low-aspect ratio micro flow cells are used to support biofilm attachment and preferential accumulation at the short side-wall, which progressively reduces the effective channel width. The biofilm shifts downstream at measurable velocities under the imposed force from the constant laminar co-flowing nutrient stream. The dynamic behaviour of the… CONTINUE READING