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Portrait of Jonas Tegenfeldt. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Jonas Tegenfeldt

Professor, Coordinator Nanobiology & Neuronanoscience

Portrait of Jonas Tegenfeldt. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Multiple depths in a deterministic lateral displacement device for field-diagnosis of sleeping-sickness

Author

  • Stefan H. Holm
  • Jason P. Beech
  • Michael P. Barrett
  • Jonas O. Tegenfeldt

Summary, in English

We present a simple and inexpensive device capable of extracting and concentrating the parasite causing sleeping sickness from blood. The device is aimed at being used in rural resource depraved areas where the disease is endemic; therefore simplicity is of paramount importance. The device is based on deterministic lateral displacement with a single inlet and flow induced by a syringe. Through an intricate design with multiple depths, a cell free stream is created from the blood plasma into which the parasites are guided and subsequently collected in a dedicated reservoir for observation.

Department/s

  • NanoLund
  • Solid State Physics

Publishing year

2011-12-01

Language

English

Pages

527-529

Publication/Series

15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011

Volume

1

Document type

Conference paper

Topic

  • Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology

Keywords

  • Deterministic lateral displacement
  • Field-diagnosis
  • Multiple-depth fluidic channel

Conference name

15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011

Conference date

2011-10-02 - 2011-10-06

Conference place

Seattle, WA, United States

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9781618395955