Project

Microfluidic electro-optical chip for particle manipulation and bio-molecule detection

Duration
01 October 2010 → 05 January 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Nanophotonics
    • Biosensors
    • Other electrical and electronic engineering not elsewhere classified
Keywords
lab-on-a-chip optical tweezing electrophoresis Colloidal particle electrophoresis
 
Project description

This project aims at developing a novel technique to characterize nanoscale particles in a liquid. This technique involves the combination of optical tweezing with single particle electrophoresis. This novel combination has recently proved its sensitivity and accuracy. In a final stage, the technique will be miniaturized on-chip, resulting in a fully integrated microchip for single particle analysis. With this chip, the specific binding of biomolecules will be monitored.