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Droplet interfaced parallel and quantitative microfluidic-based separations

Droplet interfaced parallel and quantitative microfluidic-based separations
Droplet interfaced parallel and quantitative microfluidic-based separations
High-throughput, quantitative, and rapid microfluidic-based separations has been a long-sought goal for applications in proteomics, genomics, biomarker discovery, and clinical diagnostics. Using droplet-interfaced microchip electrophoresis (MCE) techniques, we have developed a novel parallel MCE platform, based on the concept of combining the Slipchip principle with a newly developed “Gelchip”. The platform consists of two plastic plates, with droplet wells on one plate and separation channels with preloaded/cured gel in the other. A single relative movement of one plate enables generation and then loading of multiple sample droplets in parallel into the separation channels, allowing electrophoretic separation of biomolecules in the droplets in parallel and with high-throughput. As proof of concept, we demonstrated the separation of 30 sub-nL sample droplets containing fluorescent dyes or DNA fragments.
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Hassan, Sammer-ul
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Morgan, Hywel
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Zhang, Xunli
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Niu, Xize
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Hassan, Sammer-ul
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Morgan, Hywel
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Zhang, Xunli
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Niu, Xize
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Hassan, Sammer-ul, Morgan, Hywel, Zhang, Xunli and Niu, Xize (2015) Droplet interfaced parallel and quantitative microfluidic-based separations. Analytical Chemistry, 1-7. (doi:10.1021/ac504695w).

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Abstract

High-throughput, quantitative, and rapid microfluidic-based separations has been a long-sought goal for applications in proteomics, genomics, biomarker discovery, and clinical diagnostics. Using droplet-interfaced microchip electrophoresis (MCE) techniques, we have developed a novel parallel MCE platform, based on the concept of combining the Slipchip principle with a newly developed “Gelchip”. The platform consists of two plastic plates, with droplet wells on one plate and separation channels with preloaded/cured gel in the other. A single relative movement of one plate enables generation and then loading of multiple sample droplets in parallel into the separation channels, allowing electrophoretic separation of biomolecules in the droplets in parallel and with high-throughput. As proof of concept, we demonstrated the separation of 30 sub-nL sample droplets containing fluorescent dyes or DNA fragments.

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 March 2015
Published date: 16 March 2015
Organisations: Mechatronics

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Local EPrints ID: 375496
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375496
ISSN: 0003-2700
PURE UUID: 2f3356db-693d-4575-a90f-e1089a5aaec6
ORCID for Sammer-ul Hassan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0319-5814
ORCID for Hywel Morgan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4850-5676

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Date deposited: 27 Mar 2015 11:48
Last modified: 10 Sep 2019 00:45

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