Biofilms in hydrogel core-shell fibers

Kayoko Hirayama, Daisuke Kiriya, Hiroaki Onoe, Shoji Takeuchi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper describes a hydrogel microfiber encapsulating bacteria using an axisymmetric microfluidic device that creates co-axial laminar flow. Since the encapsulated bacteria proliferate at high density in the core of the microfiber, they easily form biofilms; these films are suggested to be important for the cell viability and high-level bacterial secretion. Here, we succeeded in preparing densely packed bacteria in the hydrogel microfiber, and found they proliferated and formed biofilm. We believe this microfiber will be a useful material in the field of bioreactors and microbial sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE 24th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011
Pages845-848
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 13
Externally publishedYes
Event24th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 2011 Jan 232011 Jan 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other24th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period11/1/2311/1/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Biofilms in hydrogel core-shell fibers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Hirayama, K., Kiriya, D., Onoe, H., & Takeuchi, S. (2011). Biofilms in hydrogel core-shell fibers. In 2011 IEEE 24th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011 (pp. 845-848). [5734557] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2011.5734557