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Recent advances in microparticle continuous separation

TitleRecent advances in microparticle continuous separation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsKersaudy-Kerhoas, M., R. Dhariwal, and M. P. Y. Desmulliez
JournalNanobiotechnology, IET
Pagination1 -13
Date Publishedmarch
Keywordsbiological techniques, bioMEMS, cell studies, cellular biophysics, electrical methods, fluidic-only methods, magnetic methods, magnetic separation, microchannel flow, microchannels, micron-sized particle separation, microparticle continuous separation, microsystems, minor separation methods, optical methods, particle size, radiation pressure

Recent advances in microparticle separation in continuous flow are presented. It is intended for scientists in the field of separation science in biology, chemistry and microsystems engineering. Recent techniques of micron-sized particle separation within microsystems are described with emphasis on five different categories: optical, magnetic, fluidic-only, electrical and minor separation methods. Examples from the growing literature are explained with insights on separation efficiency and microengineering challenges. Current applications of the techniques are discussed.