Microfluidic devices gently rotate small organisms and cells -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Microfluidic devices gently rotate small organisms and cells

A method to rotate single particles, cells or organisms using acoustic waves in a microfluidic device will allow researchers to take three dimensional images with only a cell phone.

03/29/2016

Graphic: Schematic of a microfluidic device

Design and operation of the acoustofluidic rotational manipulation device. The piezoelectric transducer that generates acoustic waves is placed adjacent to the microfluidic channel. The acoustic waves actuate air microbubbles trapped within sidewall microcavities; ©Tony Huang/ Penn State