A fluorescence-based centrifugal microfluidic system for parallel detection of multiple allergens
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AbstractThis paper reports a robust polymer based centrifugal microfluidic analysis system that can provide parallel detection of multiple allergens in vitro. Many commercial food products (milk, bean, pollen, etc.) may introduce allergy to people. A low-cost device for rapid detection of allergens is highly desirable. With this as the objective, we have studied the feasibility of using a rotating disk device incorporating centrifugal microfluidics for performing actuationfree and multi-analyte detection of different allergen species with minimum sample usage and fast response time. Degranulation in basophils or mast cells is an indicator to demonstrate allergic reaction. In this connection, we used acridine orange (AO) to demonstrate degranulation in KU812 human basophils. It was found that the AO was released from granules when cells were stimulated by ionomycin, thus signifying the release of histamine which accounts for allergy symptoms [1-2]. Within this rotating optical platform, major microfluidic components including sample reservoirs, reaction chambers, microchannel and flow-control compartments are integrated into a single bio-compatible polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate. The flow sequence and reaction time can be controlled precisely. Sequentially through varying the spinning speed, the disk may perform a variety of steps on sample loading, reaction and detection. Our work demonstrates the feasibility of using centrifugation as a possible immunoassay system in the future. © 2010 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.
All Author(s) ListChen Q.L., Ho H.P., Cheung K.L., Kong S.K., Suen Y.K., Kwan Y.W., Li W.J., Wong C.K.
Name of ConferenceBiophotonics and Immune Responses V
Start Date of Conference25/01/2010
End Date of Conference25/01/2010
Place of ConferenceSan Francisco, CA
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
Detailed descriptionorganized by SPIE,
Year2010
Month5
Day3
Volume Number7565
ISBN9780819479617
ISSN1605-7422
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsAllergy, Centrifugal microfluidics, Parallel detection

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