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Title: The generation of multi-laminar reagent streams for rapid, sequential (bio)chemical reactions on magnetic particles in a continuous flow microreactor
Authors: Tarn, MD
Peyman, SA
Vojtisek, M
Iles, A
Pamme, N
2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009)
Keywords: Multi-laminar flow
Magnetic particles
Continuous flow
Immunoassays
DNA hybridisation
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Brunel University, West London, UK, 01-02 September 2009
Abstract: We demonstrate a versatile microfluidic system for performing rapid, consecutive (bio)chemical reactions in continuous flow. Surface-functionalised magnetic microparticles are introduced into a chamber and pulled, via a magnet, across a series of laminar flow streams containing different reagents, thus performing multiple sequential reactions on the particles’ surface. Such a continuous flow method eliminates many of the inefficiencies associated with batch techniques, such as the time-consuming, laborious sequential reaction and washing steps, to yield a system that can perform analyses far more rapidly and with less reagent volume than conventional methods. This innovative device has been applied to a two-reaction step mouse IgG sandwich immunoassay and one- and two-reaction step DNA hybridisation assays, all of which were completed within one minute. These results pave the way for a multi-purpose microreactor that can perform a variety of analytical and synthetic processes.
Description: This paper was presented at the 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009), which was held at Brunel University, West London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IPEM, the Italian Union of Thermofluid dynamics, the Process Intensification Network, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
Sponsorship: This study is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/6925
ISBN: 978-1-902316-72-7
978-1-902316-73-4
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