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Development of a Microdevice for Sorting Motile Bacteria

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T. Shioiri, T. Ishikawa, K. Numayama-Tsuruta, Y. Imai, H. Ueno, T. Yamaguchi

Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

Paper No. BioMed2011-66035, pp. 25-26; 2 pages
  • ASME 2011 6th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2011 6th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference and Exhibition
  • Irvine, California, USA, September 26–27, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


Bacteria are distributed in various places in nature and in industries, examples include human intestine, sewage treatment, food production and even food poisoning. Thus, the separation of bacteria from various samples is an important technique for medical and industrial applications. In recent years, separation of bacteria was commonly performed by a colony count method. This method, however, takes long time of operation and cannot be applied to bacteria for which culture method has not been established.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME
Topics: Bacteria



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