Generation of multi-helical microfibers and marble microbeads using orbital-rotation and axial-spin centrifuge

Shoya Yasuda, Masayuki Hayakawa, Hiroaki Onoe, Masahiro Takinoue

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Abstract

We developed a centrifugal microfluidic method for the construction of multi-helical hydrogel microfibers and marble hydrogel microbeads. In this method, we used a centrifugal mixer that can rotate a capillary-based microfluidic device by both 'orbital rotation' and 'axial spin'. By the axial spin, hydrogel fibers were twisted in their generation. We demonstrated this system was also applied to construction of marble microbeads. We believe that this method will promote the construction of complex threedimensional micro-materials and will be applied to cell manipulation, material synthesis, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicroTAS 2015 - 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1163-1165
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806483
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2015 - Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2015 Oct 252015 Oct 29

Other

Other19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyeongju
Period15/10/2515/10/29

Keywords

  • Centrifugal mixer
  • Centrifuge-based device
  • Helical microfiber
  • Hydrogel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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