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New Findings Reported from Hanyang University Describe Advances in Biomicrofluidics

June 18, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Biomicrofluidics. According to news reporting from Ansan, South Korea, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Systematic screening of algal cells is getting huge interest due to their capability of producing lipid-based biodiesel. Here, we introduce a new microfluidic platform composed of an array of perfusion chambers designed for long-term cultivation and preliminary screening of motile microalgal cells through loading and releasing of cells to and from the chambers."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Hanyang University, "The chemical environment in each perfusion chamber was independently controlled for 5 days. The effect of nitrogen-depletion on the lipid production, phototaxis behavior in the absence of Ca2+, and cytotoxic effect of herbicide on microalgal cells was successfully monitored and compared with simultaneous control experiments on the platform."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The present methodology could be extended to effective screening of algal cells and various cell lines for the production of biodiesel and other useful chemicals."

For more information on this research see: A microfluidic perfusion platform for cultivation and screening study of motile microalgal cells. Biomicrofluidics, 2014;8(2):231-242. Biomicrofluidics can be contacted at: Amer Inst Physics, Circulation & Fulfillment Div, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Ste 1 N O 1, Melville, NY 11747-4501, USA. (American Institute of Physics -; Biomicrofluidics -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.J. Eu, Hanyang University, Dept. of Bionano Engn, Ansan 427791, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include H.S. Park, D.P. Kim and J.W. Hong (see also Biomicrofluidics).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Biotechnology, Ansan, Energy, Biodiesel, South Korea, Oil and Gas, Bioengineering, Biomicrofluidics

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