Imoukhuede honored as emerging scholar in AIChE “Futures” Issue

Cell isolation via spiral microfluidics and the secondary anchor targeted cell release system was published in the second installment of the AIChE Journal’s “Futures” Issue, where early career researchers are invited to showcase their “pioneering work“.  In collaboration with P. Vanka (UIUC MechSE), our team developed a microfluidics approach, which exerts low force while isolating cells by combining our Secondary Anchor Targeted Release System with spiral micro-mixing. Notable members of the research team include first author, Dr. Ali Ansari, several undergraduate researchers, and lab alumni.

…we find that combining affinity‐based cell isolation (secondary anchor targeted cell release) with spiral microfluidics offers a fast, biomarker preserving approach needed to individualize medicine.