Journal article

Combining multiple optical trapping with microflow manipulation for the rapid bioanalytics on microparticles in a chip

An array of four independent laser traps is combined with a polydimethylsiloxane microfluidic chip to form a very compact system allowing parallel processing of biological objects. Strong three dimensional trapping allows holding objects such as functionalized beads in flows at speeds near 1 mm/s, enabling rapid processing. By pressure control of the inlet flows, the trapped objects can be put in contact with different solutions for analysis purpose. This setup, including a fluorescence excitation-detection scheme, offers the potential to perform complex biochemical manipulations on an ensemble of microparticles. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.

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