Microfluidic Separation of Blood for SIMBAS Biosensor [BPN621] The goal of this research is to characterize and optimize a continuous-flow, blood
fractionation platform using particle image velocimetry to analyze the critical operating parameters.
The microfluidic system will separate from a blood sample a platelet-enriched plasma containing
pathogens and pathogenic biomarkers. It will also provide a stream of concentrated blood cells
including pathogenic plasmodial cells. The project supports the development of a Universal Sample
Preparation and Pre-Concentration (USB) module for the SIMBAS project.