A High-Efficiency, Superhydrophobic, Point of Care Plasma Separator

Liu, Changchun ;   Liao, Shih-Chuan ;   Song, Jinzhao ;   Mauk, Michael ;   Bau, Haim

We report on a simple, high efficiency, clamshell-style, superhydrophobic plasma separator that is capable of separating a relatively large volume of plasma from several hundred microliters of whole blood for point of care (POC) testing application. The separated plasma is compatible with downstream enzymatic amplification of nucleic acids.