(TA´MOP-4.2.1.B-11/2/KMR- 2011-0002 and TA´MOP-4.2.2/B-10/1-2010-0014) Támogató: TÁMOP
We present the use of a simple microfluidic technique to detect
living parasites from veterinarian blood using monolithic
polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) structures. Several blood borne
parasites such as dirofilariosis or Lyme disease can be observed
by this microcapillary system. Inside this microfluidic device a
special flow-through separator structure has been implemented,
which contains a cylindrical Active Zone, where the
microfilariae or other few micron-size pathogens remain trapped.
The center region is partially surrounded by rectangular cross-
section shaped microcapillaries. The developed test can be
optimized for a specific nematode or pathogen detection by
adjusting the capillary width.