High-throughput sperm sorting in a micro diffuser type fluidic system

Yu Nan Lin, Peng Chun Chen, Ren Guei Wu, Li-Chern Pan, Fan Gang Tseng

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Abstract

In this study, we propose a microfluidic device with a diffuser type chamber to differentiate the sperm velocity by gradually lowering down the flow speed in diffuser by gradually increasing the width of the channel. When the sperms' moving speed match the flow speed, the sperms tend to have the ability to flow against the stream, thus separating the sperms at different specific positions along the diffuser according to their motility becomes gentle and fast. Most of the motile sperm will stay in the expanding area and the non-motile sperms will drift to outlet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Pages1153-1156
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: Jan 20 2013Jan 24 2013

Other

OtherIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period1/20/131/24/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Lin, Y. N., Chen, P. C., Wu, R. G., Pan, L-C., & Tseng, F. G. (2013). High-throughput sperm sorting in a micro diffuser type fluidic system. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) (pp. 1153-1156). [6474455] https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2013.6474455