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Fabrication of functional gel-microbead for local environment measurement in microchip

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Fabrication of functional gel-microbead for local environment measurement in microchip
— A novel on-chip environment measurement with functional gel-microtool was developed. Environment measurement gel-microtool was fabricated by connecting the gel-microbeads impregnated with indicators in a microchip. In this paper, Bromothymol blue (BTB) and Bromocresol green (BCG) were employed as pH indicators. BTB and BCG have the different indicator range. Rhodamine B is temperature sensitive fluorescent dye and is used for temperature measurement. Gel-microbead is made by salting-out of hydrophilic photo-crosslinkable resin and is manipulated by optical tweezers. Moreover, gel-microbead is polymerized by UV illumination and connected to other gel-microbead under an electrolyte solution. The connection of gel-microbeads is performed by contact of gel-microbeads under UV illumination. Environment measurement gel-microtool with an arbitrary shape is fabricated by connection of the gel-microtool impregnated with arbitrary indicator. Multiple environments measurement gel-microtool in...
Hisataka Maruyama, Fumihito Arai, Toshio Fukuda
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICRA
Authors Hisataka Maruyama, Fumihito Arai, Toshio Fukuda
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