The mixing efficiency of red blood cells and magnetic microsphere with red blood cell tagging ability is investigated using color particle image velocimetry. A hybrid separation system that utilizes centrifugation and magnetic separation is described. Magnetic microspheres are utilized to isolate the red cells from the buffy coat on a continuous basis. The effectiveness of red blood cell separation from the buffy coat in the hybrid system was improved over conventional centrifugal separation methods.
|Journal||Journal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2008|
- Magnetic microspheres
- Red blood cells
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Medicine (miscellaneous)