Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3694869
Title: Utilizing microfluidics to synthesize polyethylene glycol microbeads for Förster resonance energy transfer based glucose sensing
Authors: Kantak, C.
Zhu, Q.
Beyer, S.
Bansal, T.
Trau, D. 
Issue Date: 26-Apr-2012
Source: Kantak, C., Zhu, Q., Beyer, S., Bansal, T., Trau, D. (2012-04-26). Utilizing microfluidics to synthesize polyethylene glycol microbeads for Förster resonance energy transfer based glucose sensing. Biomicrofluidics 6 (2) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3694869
Abstract: Here, we utilize microfluidic droplet technology to generate photopolymerizeable polyethylene glycol (PEG) hydrogel microbeads incorporating a fluorescence-based glucose bioassay. A microfluidic T-junction and multiphase flow of fluorescein isothiocyanate dextran, tetramethyl rhodamine isothiocyanate concanavalin A, and PEG in water were used to generate microdroplets in a continuous stream of hexadecane. The microdroplets were photopolymerized mid-stream with ultraviolet light exposure to form PEG microbeads and were collected at the outlet for further analysis. Devices were prototyped in PDMS and generated highly monodisperse 72 ± 2 μm sized microbeads (measured after transfer into aqueous phase) at a continuous flow rate between 0.04 ml/h-0.06 ml/h. Scanning electron microscopy analysis was conducted to analyze and confirm microbead integrity and surface morphology. Glucose sensing was carried out using a Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) based assay. A proportional fluorescence intensity increase was measured within a 1-10 mM glucose concentration range. Microfluidically synthesized microbeads encapsulating sensing biomolecules offer a quick and low cost method to generate monodisperse biosensors for a variety of applications including cell cultures systems, tissue engineering, etc. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.
Source Title: Biomicrofluidics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/67344
ISSN: 19321058
DOI: 10.1063/1.3694869
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