Christina Wu

Design and Implementation of Microfluidic Devices by the Foil-Embossed Method for Analysis of Yeast Cell Growth

Microfluidic devices are channel networks with dimensions of 1 millimeter that allow for controlled fluid flow under. a pressure gradient. The popularity of these devices have skyrocketed in various scientific fields due the ability to tightly control the microenvironment with minimal supplies and sample needed. Unlike most other microfluidic methodologies that are expensive and extensive, the foil embossed method of creating microfluidic devices is inexpensive and achievable on a limited budget. This allows for an increase rate of repeatability of design, testing and data collection. Using this method, the designs were tested for yeast cell growth, propagation, and analysis at a controlled microenvironment while demonstrating laminar flow and pressure gradients at little expense.

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