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Title: Dynamic sedimentation measurements of physiological fluids in biomedical devices
Author: Garcia, Valdemar
Correia, Teresa Montenegro
Dias, Ricardo P.
Lima, R.
Keywords: Physiological fluids
Microfluidic devices
Dynamic sedimentation
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Tohoku University Global COE Programme
Citation: Garcia, Valdemar; Correia, Teresa Montenegro; Dias, Ricardo; Lima,R. (2011) - Dynamic sedimentation measurements of physiological fluids in biomedical devices. In Japan-Portugal Nano-BME Symposium 2011. Porto: Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Bragança: Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (ESTiG). p. 47-48. ISBN 978-4-904157-20-6
Abstract: In this experimental work we investigate the flow of two different physiological fluids frequently used in microfluidic devices: physiological saline (PS) and dextran 40 (Dx40) containing about 6% of sheep red blood cells (RBCs), respectively. The capillaries were placed horizontally on a slide glass and the flow rate of the working fluids was kept constant. Images were obtained and analysed. Generally, the results show that PS and Dx40 have different flow behaviour due to the sedimentation of the RBCs.
Peer review: yes
ISBN: 978-4-904157-20-6
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