Purification and enrichment of virus samples utilizing magnetic beads on a microfluidic system

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Author(s)

  • Kang-Yi Lien
  • Jr-Lung Lin
  • Cheng-Yu Liu
  • Huan-Yao Lei
  • Gwo-Bin Lee

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)868-875
Journal / PublicationLab on a Chip
Volume7
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This study reports a new microfluidic system with three integrated functional devices for pumping, mixing and separation of bio-samples by utilizing micro-electro-mechanical-systems technology. By using antibody-conjugated magnetic beads, the developed system can be used to purify and enrich virus samples such that the subsequent detection of viruses can be performed with a higher sensitivity. The target viruses were first captured by the antibody coated onto the magnetic beads by using a rotary micromixer which performed the incubation process. The viruses were then purified and enriched by a magnetic field generated by planar microcoils. The integrated microfluidic system can perform the whole purification and enrichment process automatically using a rotary micropump and appropriate microvalves. In addition, a numerical simulation was also employed to optimize the design of the microcoils and to investigate the magnetic field strength and distribution. The simulation results were consistent with experimental observations. Finally, the developed system was used to successfully perform the purification and enrichment of Dengue viruses. The detectable limit of Dengue viruses was found to be as low as 102 pfu ml-1 by using this approach. Therefore, the integrated microsystem can perform incubation, transportation, mixing and purification of virus samples, possibly making it a promising platform for future biological and medical applications. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Citation Format(s)

Purification and enrichment of virus samples utilizing magnetic beads on a microfluidic system. / Lien, Kang-Yi; Lin, Jr-Lung; Liu, Cheng-Yu et al.
In: Lab on a Chip, Vol. 7, No. 7, 2007, p. 868-875.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review