Laser-Enabled Analysis and Processing (LEAP™) Instrument
Inner view of LEAP™ revealing the Nd:YAG pump laser in operation.
High Resolution Cell Sorter (HiReCS)
BioMEMS Microfluidic Cell Sorter Prototype
Data acquisition and BioMEMS prototyping workstation utilizing a National Instruments' PXI chassis and controllers with LabVIEW RT™. The prototype will utilize LEDs and avalance photodiodes to excite fluorochromes on and within a cell and then collect the emitted light and acquire the data. Ultimately, cells of interest will be collected for further molecular analysis.
0.2 and 10 micron fluorescent beads (Duke Scientific, Inc.) flowing through an incubation chamber of a PDMS microchip (courtesy of Rashid Bashir, Ph.D.). The microchip is part of the fluidics system for the BioMEMS microfluidics sorter. A mutlichamber microchip will allow for rapid flow and ultimate separation of cells-of-interest.