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Protein Dielectrophoresis Using Insulator-based Microfluidic Platforms

Abstract Rapid and reliable separation and analysis of proteins require powerful analytical methods. The analysis of proteins becomes especially challenging when only small sample volumes are available, concomitantly with low concentrations of proteins. Time critical situations pose additional challenges. Due to these challenges, conventional macro-scale separation techniques reach their limitations. While microfluidic devices require only pL-nL sample volumes, they offer several advantages such as speed, efficiency, and high throughput. This work elucidates the capability to manipulate proteins in a rapid and reliable manner with a novel migration technique, namely dielectrophoresis (DEP). Since protein analysis can often be achieved through a comb... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Nakano, Asuka (Author) / Ros, Alexandra (Advisor) / Hayes, Mark (Committee member) / Levitus, Marcia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Biochemistry / Dielectrophoresis / Lab-on-a-chip / Microfluidics / Pre-concentration / Protein / Separation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 177 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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