An artificial cilia based micromixer for superior zebrafish sperm activation

Chia Yuan Chen, Pin Yi Huang, Bivas Panigrahi

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to propose an artificial cilia based microfluidic device for efficient activation of zebrafish sperm by controlling the hydro-dynamics induced on the zebrafish sperm from the artificial cilia beating. The magnitude of fluid shear which has significant effect on the success of sperm activation was precisely controlled through this proposed device. A superior sperm activation of an absolute value of 70% with an average value of 65 % was achieved with a statistical significance (p-value < 0.05). The present design will advance the practice of the sperm activation significantly through the microfluidic platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 30th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1240-1243
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509050789
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 23
Event30th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2017 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 2017 Jan 222017 Jan 26

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other30th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period17-01-2217-01-26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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