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DNA purification in continuous nanoliter flows using flowinduced electrokinetic trapping: Influence of ionic strength and chip conditioning

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Flow-induced electrokinetic trapping (FIET) is a continuous-flow phenomenon that involves the capture of particles in a recirculating flow pattern that arises from opposing pressure-driven and electro-osmotic flow in a non-uniform channel. Since particles are charged, they also exhibit electrophoresis in an applied electric field. Particle electrophoretic velocity, which is particle-specific, thus also plays a major role in the FIET process. DNA can be very simply trapped and preconcentrated using FIET, which makes FIET attractive for lab-chip microsystems for genetic analysis. With this in mind, the influence of ionic strength (IS) and channel conditioning on FIET of DNA were investigated in this study. At higher IS, the potential needed for trapping was observed to increase significantly, which may require the integration of an additional dilution step into an actual genetic analysis device employing FIET. A more extensive protocol for conditioning the channel yielded a stronger and more stable electro-osmotic flow. Copyright © (2011) by the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Salentijn, G. I., Van Dijk, M., Geertsema, H. J., Jellema, L. J. C., Van Oijen, A. M., & Verpoorte, E. (2011). DNA purification in continuous nanoliter flows using flowinduced electrokinetic trapping: Influence of ionic strength and chip conditioning. In 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011 Vol. 2 (pp. 987-989).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84883776919

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 987

End Page


  • 989

Volume


  • 2

Abstract


  • Flow-induced electrokinetic trapping (FIET) is a continuous-flow phenomenon that involves the capture of particles in a recirculating flow pattern that arises from opposing pressure-driven and electro-osmotic flow in a non-uniform channel. Since particles are charged, they also exhibit electrophoresis in an applied electric field. Particle electrophoretic velocity, which is particle-specific, thus also plays a major role in the FIET process. DNA can be very simply trapped and preconcentrated using FIET, which makes FIET attractive for lab-chip microsystems for genetic analysis. With this in mind, the influence of ionic strength (IS) and channel conditioning on FIET of DNA were investigated in this study. At higher IS, the potential needed for trapping was observed to increase significantly, which may require the integration of an additional dilution step into an actual genetic analysis device employing FIET. A more extensive protocol for conditioning the channel yielded a stronger and more stable electro-osmotic flow. Copyright © (2011) by the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Salentijn, G. I., Van Dijk, M., Geertsema, H. J., Jellema, L. J. C., Van Oijen, A. M., & Verpoorte, E. (2011). DNA purification in continuous nanoliter flows using flowinduced electrokinetic trapping: Influence of ionic strength and chip conditioning. In 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011 Vol. 2 (pp. 987-989).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84883776919

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 987

End Page


  • 989

Volume


  • 2