Flexible Microfluidics for CD4+ T-Cell Capture and Counting

Asghar, Waseem ;   Yuksekkaya, Mehmet ;   H. Zhang, Michael ;   shafiee, Hadi ;   Demirci, Utkan

There is a significant interest in developing disposable and inexpensive platforms for disease diagnostic and monitoring at point of care (POC) settings. We have developed a flexible and disposable microfluidic device that efficiently isolates CD4 T cells from unprocessed whole blood. The developed flexible microfluidic device can potentially be used for other diagnostic assays such as chemotherapy monitoring and viral load measurements.