Superhydrophobic surfaces for microfluidic applications

Koç, Yasemin, Roach, Paul, Perry, Carole, Newton, Michael, McHale, Glen, de Mello, Andrew and Shirtcliffe, Neil (2006) Superhydrophobic surfaces for microfluidic applications. In: 10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006, 5-9 November 2006, Tokyo.

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Abstract

Protein adsorption is of major importance in many contemporary research fields including biotechnology and materials science. Chemical modification of surfaces provides a simple and direct way of controlling the nature of protein surface interactions. In the current studies, we demonstrate the use of superhydrophobic surfaces within microfluidic systems to allow almost complete removal of adsorbed protein under flow conditions. Our aim is to use such 'surface technology' in PCR microfluidic devices for continuous flow PCR to hinder enzyme loss due to adsorption and therefore increase the efficiency of the reaction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 09:48
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:54
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/30983

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