ALL-in-one microfluidic device for microvascular connection

Hirofumi Owaki, Taisuke Masuda, Tomohiro Kawahara, Kota Miyasaka, Toshihiko Ogura, Fumihito Arai

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Abstract

We newly propose a microfluidic device with multiple functions for simple microvascular connection. By using this microfluidic device with suction mechanism, we can operate the blood vessels in a single device for assisting the microvascular connection procedure such as fixing the position of the blood vessels, expanding the diameter of the blood vessels, and pouring the adhesion and drugs. We have succeeded in connecting the microcardiovascular of the extracted chicken embryonic heart to artificial mictotubes in a shorter time than the manual operation such as suturing. We have also succeeded in constructing the biological simulator that can observe a living organ continuously while circulating the culture medium through the inside of the heart. Finally, we showed the prototype platform of the evaluating the migration of the cells at the connection part between the extracted tissue from living organism and the assembled tissue structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
Pages1081-1084
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 2
EventIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2013 Jan 202013 Jan 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

OtherIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period13/1/2013/1/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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