Manufacturing size-controlled gelatin microparticles using a microfluidic chip

Yu Cheng Lin, Keng Shiang Huang, Shian Chin Lai, Yu Jen Lai, Po Wen Lin, Chih Hui Yang

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Abstract

This study is to prepare monodisperse gelatin microparticles using a microfluidic chip. We have demonstrated that one can control the size of gelatin microparticles from 100 μm to 400 μm in diameter (with a variation less than 10%) by altering the relative sheath/sample flow rate ratio. The proposed microfluidic chip is capable of generating relatively uniform micro-droplets and has the advantages of actively controlling the droplet diameter, and having a simple and low cost process, with a high throughput. Experimental data show that when given a steady continuous phase (oil flow), the emulsion size increases with the increase in average velocity of the dispersed phase flow (sample flow). In addition, the size distribution of the resulting chitosan microspheres is narrow (about Polyindex = 1) which is suitable to provide the optimal release rate in the administration of controlled release drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1115-1117
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Event10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2006 Nov 52006 Nov 9

Other

Other10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period06-11-0506-11-09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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