microfluidic chip tests platelet health

microfluidic chip tests platelet health

How it works: A microfluidic device sends platelets to the gym to test how strong they are. When a strong platelet touches two microdots, it adheres to them and pulls them together, including against the resistance of gels of varying stiffness. 

Photo credit: Emory University / Georgia Tech

Additional Information

Groups

Research Horizons, News Room, Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Categories
Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
Keywords
microfluidic, platelet, microfluidic chip, strength
Status
  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 11, 2016 - 10:17am
  • Last Updated: Oct 11, 2016 - 10:17am