Micro Membrane Filters for Passive Plasma Extraction From Whole Human Blood Using Silicon Nitride-based Microfilters and Plama Collection Using Agarose Gels

D. S. Lee, Y. H. Choi, K. H. Chung, Shuichi Shoji, M. Y. Jung

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    The novelty of this study resides in the fabrication of a passive, operating on capillary force, penetration-flow microfluidic device for plasma separation, based on both silicon nitride combination (SiN-SiO-SiN)-based microfilters and agarose gels, and its characterization for plasma separation from whole human blood. The fabrication processes are compatible with IC process protocols, with merits of mass productions and precise size control. The fabrication process for silicon nitride membrane was reported at Lab Chip [1], and quantification its applications to affinity-based protein separation on the silicon nitride was reported at MicroTAS'07 [2]. Our method differs from that of group Yobas [3] in the specific separation method and materials, and of group Pizziconi [4] in the geometry of the filter, and fluidic components with the structure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcedia Chemistry
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep
    EventEurosensors 23rd Conference - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Duration: 2009 Sep 62009 Sep 9


    OtherEurosensors 23rd Conference



    • agarose gels
    • Membrane filter
    • Passive plasma extraction
    • Silicon nitride complex

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Chemical Engineering(all)

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