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

Kimberly Plevniak1, Matthew Campbell2, Mei He1

  • 1Kansas State University
  • 2KSU



Contributed Papers (Oral)


Empowering Individual Healthcare Decisions through Technology


08:00 - 09:30 | Wed 17 Aug | Sorcerers Apprentice 2 | WeAT14

Biomarkers and Global Healthcare


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.

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