Microfluidics for effective concentration and sorting of waterborne protozoan pathogens

Jimenez, M. and Bridle, H. (2016) Microfluidics for effective concentration and sorting of waterborne protozoan pathogens. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 126, pp. 8-11. (doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2016.04.008) (PMID:27074367)

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We report on an inertial focussing based microfluidics technology for concentrating waterborne protozoa, achieving a 96% recovery rate of Cryptosporidium parvum and 86% for Giardia lamblia at a throughput (mL/min) capable of replacing centrifugation. The approach can easily be extended to other parasites and also bacteria.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:M.J. and H.B. would like to would like to acknowledge EU funding for the project “AQUAVALENS: protecting the health of Europeans by improving methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation” and the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award. H.B. would like to acknowledge The Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC for her research fellowship.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jimenez, Dr Melanie
Authors: Jimenez, M., and Bridle, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Journal of Microbiological Methods
ISSN (Online):1872-8359
Published Online:10 April 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Journal of Microbiological Methods 126:8-11
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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