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Disposable biosensor for measuring red blood cell deformability using laser-diffraction technique
Author(s): Sehyun Shin; Yunhee Ku; Myungsu Park; Jangsoo Suh
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Paper Abstract

The laser-diffraction technique has been applied to design a microfluidic channel for measuring red blood cell deformability over a range of shear stress. A laser beam traverses a diluted blood suspension and is diffracted by RBCs in the volume. The diffraction patterns are captured by a CCD-video camera, linked to a frame grabber integrated with a computer. When deforming under decreasing shear stress in the microchannel, RBCs change gradually from the prolate ellipsoid towards a circular biconcave morphology. Both the laser-diffraction image and pressure were measured with respect to time, which enable to determine the elongation index (EI) and the shear stress. The range of shear stress is 0~20Pa and the measuring time is less than 2min. The elongation index (EI) is determined from an isointensity curve in the diffraction pattern using an ellipse-fitting program. The key advantage of this design is the incorporation of a disposable element that holds the blood sample, which enables the present system to be easily used in a clinical setting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5651, Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering II, (16 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.581265
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Sehyun Shin, Kyungpook National Univ. (South Korea)
Yunhee Ku, Kyungpook National Univ. (South Korea)
Myungsu Park, Kyungpook National Univ. (South Korea)
Jangsoo Suh, Kyungpook National Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5651:
Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering II
Dan V. Nicolau, Editor(s)

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