Dynamic evaluation and control of blood clotting using a microfluidic platform for high-throughput diagnostics

Miguel E. Combariza, Xinghuo Yu, Warwick Nesbitt, Francisco Tovar-Lopez, Dominik G. Rabus, Arnan Mitchell

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Microfluidic technology has the potential to revolutionise blood-clotting diagnostics by incorporating key physiological blood flow conditions like shear rate. In this paper we present a customised dynamic microfluidic system, which evaluates the blood clotting response to multiple conditions of shear rate on a single microchannel. The system can achieve high-throughput testing through use of an advanced fluid control system, which provides with rapid and precise regulation of the blood flow conditions in the platform. We present experimental results that demonstrate the potential of this platform to develop into a high-throughput, low-cost, blood-clotting diagnostics device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicro+Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems
EditorsStefano Palomba, Benjamin J. Eggleton
Place of PublicationBellingham WA USA
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781628418903
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventSPIE Micro+Nano Materials, Devices, and Applications Symposium 2015 - The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20159 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherThe International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSPIE Micro+Nano Materials, Devices, and Applications Symposium 2015
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  • automation
  • blood clotting
  • diagnostics
  • Dynamic modelling
  • high-throughput
  • microuidics
  • ow control

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