Plasma separation from human blood using spiral microchannels for dry eye treatment

Jumpei Morikawa, Takao Yasui, Noritada Kaji, Yukihiro Okamoto, Manabu Tokeshi, Kazuo Tsubota, Yoshinobu Baba

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Abstract

We demonstrated that spiral microchannels could efficiently separate plasma from whole human blood toward autologous serum eye drop, which provides benefits for all dry eye patients. The optimized spiral microchannels realized 100% separation of 10 μm particles and over 90% separation of blood samples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages464-466
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780979806452
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012 - Okinawa, Japan
Duration: 2012 Oct 282012 Nov 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012

Other

Other16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012
CountryJapan
CityOkinawa
Period12/10/2812/11/1

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Keywords

  • Dry eye
  • Plasma separation
  • Spiral microchannels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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Morikawa, J., Yasui, T., Kaji, N., Okamoto, Y., Tokeshi, M., Tsubota, K., & Baba, Y. (2012). Plasma separation from human blood using spiral microchannels for dry eye treatment. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012 (pp. 464-466). (Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.