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  • Handheld blood separator

    DLD part 2 Following the last blog post about deterministic lateral displacement (DLD), here we present a full-blood-separator, based on these principles. Above you see a design, specifically made to separate whole blood into white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and serum – without clogging. Above here you see a life-sized demonstrator, fitted for […]

  • Cell sorting in microfluidics (1. DLD)

    Introduction Microfluidic devices have been used to separate a variety of target cells and particles from samples like blood, urine or cerebral spinal fluid. One approach to this separation uses an impressive, passive microfluidic technique called deterministic lateral displacement (DLD for short). The beauty lies in its simplicity: Once you have built your array, the […]