Individual cells immobilization for water-borne pathogen detection and enumeration
A cell counting device has been proposed and implemented for water-borne pathogen detection for drinking water quality monitoring applications. Our approach is based on magnetically-labelled cells immobilization in a high density array of individual cell for optical cell counting. The device has been tested for two water-borne pathogens: Giardia Lamblia & Cryptosporidium. An individual cell immobilization efficiency of 82% was achieved.