Artificial mini-heart: An internal micropump based on magnetically actuated artificial cilia that can induce flows in a microfluidic channel network

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Abstract

Here we report the fabrication of an internal micropump based on magnetically actuated artificial cilia (MAAC) that functions like an artificial mini-heart. The micropump can provide versatile flows in a microfluidic channel network, when the MAAC are actuated to perform a tilted conical movement. Compared to other pumping methods, this in-situ micro-pump does not need tubing or electrical connections, which reduces the usage of reagents by minimizing “dead volumes”, allows the construction of a more compact system, avoids undesirable electrical effects and accommodates a wide range of fluids.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2017
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1125-1126
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780692941836
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2017 - Savannah, United States
Duration: 22 Oct 201726 Oct 2017

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySavannah
Period22/10/1726/10/17

Keywords

  • Artificial Mini-Heart
  • In-situ Micropump
  • Magnetically Actuated Artificial Cilia
  • Versatile Flows

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