Lab-on-CD microfluidic platform for rapid separation and mixing of plasma from whole blood.

@article{Kuo2014LabonCDMP,
  title={Lab-on-CD microfluidic platform for rapid separation and mixing of plasma from whole blood.},
  author={Ju-Nan Kuo and Bo-Shiun Li},
  journal={Biomedical microdevices},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={549-58}
}
Traditional clinical methods for separating whole blood into blood cells and cell-free plasma are labor intensive and time consuming. Accordingly, the present study proposes a simple compact disk (CD) microfluidic platform for the rapid separation of plasma from whole human blood and the subsequent mixing of the plasma with a suitable reagent. The performance of three CD microfluidic platforms incorporating square-wave mixing channels with different widths is evaluated both numerically and… CONTINUE READING