3D Printed Microfluidic Mixer for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Anemia

Kimberly Plevniak • Matthew Campbell • Mei He

08:00 - 08:15 | Wednesday 17 August 2016 | Sorcerers Apprentice 2


3D printing has been an emerging fabrication tool for prototyping and manufacturing of products. We demonstrated a 3D microfluidic simulation guided computer design and 3D printer prototyping for quick turnaround development of microfluidic 3D mixers, which allows fast self-mixing of reagents with blood through capillary force. Combined with smartphone, the Point-of-Care diagnosis of anemia from finger-prick blood has been successfully implemented and showed consistent results with clinical measurements. Capable of 3D fabrication flexibility and smartphone compatibility, this work presents a novel diagnostic strategy for advancing personalized medicine and mobile healthcare.