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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Thursday, August 8, 2013
New microchip sorts white blood cells from whole blood
A microfluidic chip, like the one shown above, directly separates
neutrophils from blood with ultrahigh purity and high efficiency without
the need for cumbersome sample preparation. The chip works by mimicking
the physiological process of 'cell rolling' where patterns of adhesive
molecules are used to draw out neutrophils (blue) from a stream of blood
(red) into a parallel buffer stream as shown in the bottom panel.