Microfluidic sensor device for online haemostasis monitoring
Poster May 16, 2008
We have developed a microfluidic chip that allows online haemostasis monitoring using a thickness shear mode sensor. The sensor allows the detection of adsorbed masses and changes in viscosity in real-time. The microfluidic mixer permits fast mixing of whole blood with activators, which trigger the coagulation cascade. Changes in frequency were measured during the coagulation of whole blood.
Sample preparation is a key step in the analysis process
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