Mixing efficiency of red blood cells with magnetic microspheres for a hybrid separation system

Yousef Haik, Sridhar Kanuri

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031006
JournalJournal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Centrifugation
  • CPIV
  • Magnetic microspheres
  • Mixing
  • Red blood cells
  • Separation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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