Development of magnetic device for cell separation

Yousef Haik, Vinay Pai, Ching Jen Chen

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A magnetic device that separates red blood cells from the whole blood on a continuous basis is presented. The device utilizes permanent magnets in alternating spatial arrangements. Red blood cells are coupled with magnetic microspheres to facilitate the magnetic separation. Effectiveness of red blood cells separation and purity of plasma solution was improved using the device over conventional centrifugal methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-261
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1999
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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