28 May 2013 A passive microfluidic fragmentation system for continuous fluid-particles separation
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We present herein a microfluidic system based on passive effects for continuously separate a diphasic fluid-particles flow. Initially developed as a portable blood fragmentation device, its ability to operate passively, on several kinds of objects – organic or inorganic – opens the way to environmental applications, such as water cleaning or analysis. This technology can be implemented as a SamplePrep system, first step of an on-site analysis protocol. In addition, its low-cost and reliable manufacturing, compact size, low weight and ease of use make this technology a possible support for the deployment of health policies in developing countries.
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A. Viana, J. Marchalot, Y. Fouillet, L. Digianantonio, P. Claustre, M. Cubizolles, JL. Achard, "A passive microfluidic fragmentation system for continuous fluid-particles separation", Proc. SPIE 8765, Bio-MEMS and Medical Microdevices, 87650M (28 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2017211; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017211
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