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Fibre-based electrofluidics on low cost versatile 3D printed platforms for solute delivery, separations and diagnostics; from small molecules to intact cells

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Cabot, JM and Macdonald, NP and Phung, SC and Breadmore, MC and Paull, B, Fibre-based electrofluidics on low cost versatile 3D printed platforms for solute delivery, separations and diagnostics; from small molecules to intact cells, Analyst, 141, (23) pp. 6422-6431. ISSN 0003-2654 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/c6an01515h

Abstract

A novel and effective fibre-based microfluidic methodology was developed to move and isolate charged solutes, biomolecules, and intact bacterial cells, based upon a novel multi-functional 3D printed supporting platform, with potential applications in the fields of microfluidics and biodiagnostics. Various on-fibre electrophoretic techniques are demonstrated to separate, pre-concentrate, move, split, or cut and collect the isolated zones of target solutes, including proteins and live bacterial cells. The use of knotting to link different fibre materials, and the unique ability of this approach to physically concentrate solutes in different locations are shown such that the concentrated solutes can be physically isolated and easily transferred to other fibres. Application of this novel fibre-based technique within a potential diagnostic platform for urinary tract infection is shown, together with the post-electrophoretic incubation of live bacterial cells, demonstrating the cell survival following on-fibre electrophoretic concentration.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Fibre microfluidics, electrophoresis, bacteria, urinary tract infetion, trap live cells
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical Chemistry
Research Field:Immunological and Bioassay Methods
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Cabot, JM (Mr Joan Cabot Canyelles)
Author:Macdonald, NP (Dr Niall Macdonald)
Author:Phung, SC (Ms Sui Phung)
Author:Breadmore, MC (Professor Michael Breadmore)
Author:Paull, B (Professor Brett Paull)
ID Code:112411
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2016-11-09
Last Modified:2017-10-31
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