Development of a Lab on a Chip Flow Cytometer - Portable and Affordable Flowcytometer for Point of Care Diagnostics in Rural Areas

A. Mohan, N. Marshkole, A. P. Nair, A. Bharadwaj, A. Prabhakar, T. Saiyed

Abstract

We have developed a lab prototype of a microfluidic flow analyzer, which is capable of quick and efficient analysis of biological samples. Low cost and portability makes it suitable for point of care diagnostics in rural area of developing countries. A significant size reduction has been achieved by choosing a microfluidic flow and pumping system, micro-electronic components, integrated circuits boards, and fiber optics. A two dimensional microfluidic chip fabricated with nanolithography technique integrates the fluidics and optics into a single platform. Forward scatters (FSC), side scatter (SSC) and fluorescence (FL) are measured from polystyrene beads as well as from different live cells. Overall dimension achieved for the final prototype is 39 cm x 22 cm x 10 cm.

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Mohan A., Marshkole N., P. Nair A., Bharadwaj A., Prabhakar A. and Saiyed T. (2017). Development of a Lab on a Chip Flow Cytometer - Portable and Affordable Flowcytometer for Point of Care Diagnostics in Rural Areas . In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2017) ISBN 978-989-758-216-5, pages 179-185. DOI: 10.5220/0006175301790185


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@conference{biodevices17,
author={A. Mohan and N. Marshkole and A. P. Nair and A. Bharadwaj and A. Prabhakar and T. Saiyed},
title={Development of a Lab on a Chip Flow Cytometer - Portable and Affordable Flowcytometer for Point of Care Diagnostics in Rural Areas},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2017)},
year={2017},
pages={179-185},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006175301790185},
isbn={978-989-758-216-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2017)
TI - Development of a Lab on a Chip Flow Cytometer - Portable and Affordable Flowcytometer for Point of Care Diagnostics in Rural Areas
SN - 978-989-758-216-5
AU - Mohan A.
AU - Marshkole N.
AU - P. Nair A.
AU - Bharadwaj A.
AU - Prabhakar A.
AU - Saiyed T.
PY - 2017
SP - 179
EP - 185
DO - 10.5220/0006175301790185