An integrated magnet array for trapping and manipulation of magnetotactic bacteria in microfluidics

Tijmen Antoon Geert Hageman, Marc Philippe Pichel, M.P. Pichel, Matthias Altmeyer, A Manz, Leon Abelmann

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    Abstract

    We present a novel system for localized magnetic manipulation of magnetotactic bacteria in microfluidic systems. Where other methods require small conductive tracks directly below the sample, the new system consists of an array of permanent magnets switchable by a drive current to either trap or guide bacteria. This allows for much higher magnetic fields at reduced power consumption. Both a theoretical analysis and experimental analysis are presented. The system is scalable and is suited for integration in microfluidics.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th workshop on Micromechanics and Microsystems Europe 2014
    Place of PublicationIstanbul
    PublisherMME
    Pages-
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
    Event25th Micromechanics and Microsystems Europe Workshop, MME 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 31 Aug 20143 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 25

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherMME

    Workshop

    Workshop25th Micromechanics and Microsystems Europe Workshop, MME 2014
    Abbreviated titleMME
    CountryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period31/08/143/09/14

    Keywords

    • IR-93838
    • METIS-309640
    • magnetic array
    • Permanent magnets
    • magnetotactic bacteria
    • EWI-25260
    • Micro-fluidics

    Cite this

    Hageman, T. A. G., Pichel, M. P., Pichel, M. P., Altmeyer, M., Manz, A., & Abelmann, L. (2014). An integrated magnet array for trapping and manipulation of magnetotactic bacteria in microfluidics. In Proceedings of the 25th workshop on Micromechanics and Microsystems Europe 2014 (pp. -). Istanbul: MME.