Spinning magnetic trap for automated microfluidic assay systems.

@article{Verbarg2012SpinningMT,
  title={Spinning magnetic trap for automated microfluidic assay systems.},
  author={Jasenka M Verbarg and Kian Kamgar-Parsi and Adam R Shields and Peter B. Howell and Frances S. Ligler},
  journal={Lab on a chip},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={1793-9}
}
While sophisticated analyses have been performed using lab-on-chip devices, in most cases the sample preparation is still performed off chip. The global need for easy-to-use, disposable testing devices necessitates that sample processing is automated and that transport complexity between the processing and analytical components is minimal. We describe a complete sample manipulation unit for performing automated target capture, efficient mixing with reagents, and controlled target release in a… CONTINUE READING