Biomolecules sorting system using thermal gelation of methyl cellulose solution

S. Ikeda, K. Tashiro, Tetsushi Sekiguchi, Shuichi Shoji, H. Makazu, Y. Shirasaki, T. Funatsu, S. Tsukita

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Abstract

A novel automatic biomolecules sorter using thermal gelation of methyl cellulose (MC) solution was realized. In our previous work, we already reported the sol-gel transformation of MC could be used for the flow switch. The flow switch was applied for the prototype of the particles handling system with manual control. The sorting time in this case was about 2 seconds. However the time of sol-gel transformation was estimated within a second. To achieve faster sorting speed, we fabricated a PC controlled sorting system consisting of an automatic fluorescence sample detector, focused IR laser source, and two galvano mirrors for switching and scanning of the laser. As a result the sorting time was reduced to around 100 msec.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2002 International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference, MNC 2002
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages170-171
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)4891140313, 9784891140311
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventInternational Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference, MNC 2002 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2002 Nov 62002 Nov 8

Other

OtherInternational Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference, MNC 2002
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period02/11/602/11/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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