Microfluidics offers technology to enable the miniaturization of biological assays, significantly improving the analysis efficiency of samples. The micro-channels are generally small in cross-sectional area and can run many samples in parallel. This parallelization, in conjunction with the small volumes required for a given test, facilitates high-throughput analysis. Creative Biolabs is dedicated to establishing the most exquisite microfluidic platform for our clients and the one-stop microfluidic solutions can provide comprehensive technical support for advancing our clients’ projects.
Blood harbors a massive amount of information about the functioning of all tissues and organs in the body. Every minute, the entire blood volume is recirculated throughout the body, delivering oxygen and nutrients to every cell and transporting products from and toward all different tissues. As a result, blood sampling and analysis are of prime interest for both medical and science applications, and hold a central role in the diagnosis of many physiologic and pathologic conditions, localized or systemic.
Microfluidic chips are extremely attractive for blood analysis. For drug discovery, microfluidic chips may redefine the entrance criteria for clinical trials and test for these criteria in a time- and cost-effective way. In small-animal studies, microfluidic chips would only use minute amounts of blood for analysis, allowing for repetitive sampling at multiple time points and minimizing the adverse effects of blood drawing. On the whole, on-chip blood sample preparation and analysis would lead to more gentle, fast, and consistent manipulation of the living cells, and therefore more accurate and better quality of extracted information.
Fig.1 An integrated microfluidic device for accurate extracellular vesicle quantification and protein markers analysis directly from human whole blood. (Zhou, et al., 2019)
Creative Biolabs offers comprehensive microfluidic chips development services for blood sample preparation and analysis.
There are two distinct approaches to the preparation of blood samples based on the number of cells simultaneously processed. In the serial approach, cells are aligned in a single row, identified as they pass one by one in front of a detector module, and immediately separated using a distinct module. In the parallel approach, cells are first positioned in a regular array and then simultaneously identified and separated in pure subpopulations.
Various microfluidic devices for a wide range of assays in small volumes, incorporating reaction chambers, separation columns, micropumps, and valves, as well as other components, have been developed. Proteins can be directly captured, isolated, and identified on chip using techniques such as electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing, and mass spectrometry. Microfluidic chips already exist for a range of nucleic acid analysis, including, but not limited to, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and hybridization assays.
Creative Biolabs has focused on the development of microfluidic chips for years, we whole-heartedly cooperate with you to accomplish our shared goals. Our team provides you with outstanding support and meets your specific needs with a professional technology platform. If you are interested in our services, please contact us for more details.
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