Controlled Bio-Carriers Based on Magnetotactic Bacteria

  title={Controlled Bio-Carriers Based on Magnetotactic Bacteria},
  author={Zhao Lu and Sylvain Martel},
  journal={TRANSDUCERS 2007 - 2007 International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference},
Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) can be controlled by an externally applied magnetic field. Their fast migration speed and quick response time, along with their capability to achieve 4 pN thrust force, make them well suited for micro-bio-actuators and bio-carriers. Here, we use conventional methods of microlithographyto construct a microfluidic device to evaluate the activity of MTB in microchannels. Experiments also prove that a single MC-1 MTB can push a 2 mum bead in a well controlled manner… CONTINUE READING
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