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Study of a novel cell lysis method with titanium dioxide for Lab-on-a-Chip devices

Wan, Weijie and Yeow, John T. W. (2011) Study of a novel cell lysis method with titanium dioxide for Lab-on-a-Chip devices. BIOMEDICAL MICRODEVICES, 13 (3). pp. 527-532. ISSN 1387-2176 (Print) 1572-8781 (Online)

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Abstract

In this paper, a novel method is proposed and demonstrated to be able to lyse gram-negative (E. coli) bacteria cells for Lab-on-a-Chip applications. The proposed method incorporates using titanium dioxide particles as photocatalysts and a miniaturized UV LED array as an excitation light source to perform cell lysis on microchips. The experimental result demonstrates the feasibility of the proposed prototype device. The working device suggests an inexpensive, easy to be fabricated and effective way for microchip cell lysis. The miniaturized UV LED array and the microchip with a reaction chamber can be easily integrated with other functional components to form a customized whole Lab-on-a-Chip system.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cell lysis – Titanium dioxide – UV – Microchip – Lab-on-a-Chip
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
Biomedical Science > Nanomedicine
ID Code:10704
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:08 Jun 2011 11:10
Last Modified:08 Jun 2011 11:10

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