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Simulation and Analysis of a Flow Profile and Reaction Rate Within a 3D Microfluidic Cell Culture Array

[+] Author Affiliations
A. H. Rezwanuddin Ahmed, Zeynep Dereli Korkut, H. Dogus Akaydin, Sihong Wang

The City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY

Paper No. SBC2013-14737, pp. V01AT07A024; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2013-14737
From:
  • ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Volume 1A: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms; Active and Reactive Soft Matter; Atherosclerosis; BioFluid Mechanics; Education; Biotransport Phenomena; Bone, Joint and Spine Mechanics; Brain Injury; Cardiac Mechanics; Cardiovascular Devices, Fluids and Imaging; Cartilage and Disc Mechanics; Cell and Tissue Engineering; Cerebral Aneurysms; Computational Biofluid Dynamics; Device Design, Human Dynamics, and Rehabilitation; Drug Delivery and Disease Treatment; Engineered Cellular Environments
  • Sunriver, Oregon, USA, June 26–29, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5560-7
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME

abstract

Microfluidic devices deliver the promise of high throughput data output over conventional cell cultures with significantly smaller sample sizes[1]. The 3D microenvironment of sample cells provides with a more relevant analog to the realistic nature of cells over 2D cultures[2]. A microfluidic device of three layers to emulate the blood vessel, the basal membrane, and aggregates of tumor cells was developed using microfabrication technologies with Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) [3]. Such a 3D separation of the different layers is necessary in order to understand the dynamics of tumor cells with respect to drug responses[4]. In this study, we examine the flow patterns and transport issues in the 3D layered microfluidic device that mimicks the tumor microenvironment.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME

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