Note: biochemical samples centrifuged in-flight on drones

Mayur Katariya, Dwayne Chung Kim Chung, Tristan Minifie, Harshit Gupta, Alifa Afiah Ahmad Zahidi, Oi Wah Liew, Tuck Wah Ng

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The ability to conduct en-route centrifugation of samples improves quality and timeliness in the pre-analytical phase. This is demonstrated here on a quadcopter whereby the propellers were adapted to house and apply centrifugal forces to sample-containing capillary tubes instead of incorporating a centrifuge. Tests revealed the ability of the method to separate non-homogenized milk into a cream portion and a skim milk portion, and human whole blood into plasma, buffy coat, and red blood cell components.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106102
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

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