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Portrait of Jonas Tegenfeldt. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Jonas Tegenfeldt

Professor, Coordinator Nanobiology & Neuronanoscience

Portrait of Jonas Tegenfeldt. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Microfluidic Particle Sorting in Concentrated Erythrocyte Suspensions

Author

  • Stefan H. Holm
  • Zunmin Zhang
  • Jason P. Beech
  • Gerhard Gompper
  • Dmitry A. Fedosov
  • Jonas O. Tegenfeldt

Summary, in English

An important step in diagnostics is the isolation of specific cells and microorganisms of interest from blood. Since such bioparticles are often present at very low concentrations, throughput needs to be as high as possible. In addition, to ensure simplicity, a minimum of sample preparation is important. Therefore, sorting schemes that function for whole blood are highly desirable. Deterministic lateral displacement (DLD) devices have proven to be very precise and versatile in terms of a wide range of sorting parameters. To better understand how DLD devices perform for blood as the hematocrit increases, we carry out measurements and simulations for spherical particles in the micrometer range which move through DLD arrays for different flow velocities and hematocrits ranging from pure buffer to concentrated erythrocyte suspensions mimicking whole blood. We find that the separation function of the DLD array is sustained even though the blood cells introduce a shift in the trajectories and a significant dispersion for particles whose diameters are close to the critical size in the device. Simulations qualitatively replicate our experimental observations and help us identify fundamental mechanisms for the effect of hematocrit on the performance of the DLD device.

Department/s

  • Solid State Physics
  • NanoLund

Publishing year

2019

Language

English

Publication/Series

Physical Review Applied

Volume

12

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Physical Society

Topic

  • Condensed Matter Physics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 2331-7019