Magnetic manipulation of bacteria in microfluidics

Marc P. Pichel*, Tijmen A.G. Hageman, Matthias O. Altmeyer, Leon Abelmann, Andreas Manz

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    Abstract

    We measured for the first time the U-turn trajectory of individual magneto-tactic bacteria (MTB) under reversal of the magnetic field, as a function of the field strength. The measurement was performed using shallow 5 micrometer deep microfluidic channels and a setup which allowed for magnetic fields with rapid alternating directions at varying magnitudes up to 60 mT.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMicroTAS 2014
    Subtitle of host publication18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
    Place of PublicationSan Diego, California
    PublisherThe Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society
    Pages721-723
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)9780979806476
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
    Event18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014 - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, United States
    Duration: 26 Oct 201430 Oct 2014
    Conference number: 18

    Conference

    Conference18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014
    Abbreviated titleMicroTAS 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Antonio
    Period26/10/1430/10/14

    Keywords

    • Dynamic model
    • Magnetic field
    • Magnetotactic bacteria
    • Microfluidics
    • U-turn

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    Pichel, M. P., Hageman, T. A. G., Altmeyer, M. O., Abelmann, L., & Manz, A. (2014). Magnetic manipulation of bacteria in microfluidics. In MicroTAS 2014 : 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 721-723). San Diego, California: The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.