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Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Buzug, Thorsten M. / Haueisen, Jens / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Kraft, Marc / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Malberg, Hagen / Penzel, Thomas / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Urban, Gerald A.

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Measuring of calcification risk with polymer microchips

Julia Bavendiek
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  • Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Konstruktion und Entwicklung von Mikrosystemen (KEmikro), RWTH Aachen, Campus-Boulevard 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
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Published Online: 2018-09-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2018-0088

Abstract

It has been shown that the formation of calcium phosphate crystals can be detected in patient blood using a polymer microchip manufactured by ultrasonic processing. Ultrasonic processing is recently evolving for the fabrication of low-cost microfluidic devices from thermoplastic polymers. The formation of calcium phosphate crystals can be measured in the blood serum of a patient both optically from a change in turbidity or in electrical resistance.

Keywords: calcification risk; polymer microchips; ultrasonic processing

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Published Online: 2018-09-22

Published in Print: 2018-09-01


Citation Information: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 367–370, ISSN (Online) 2364-5504, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2018-0088.

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