Mechanical testing with acoustics

Microsystems and Nanoengineering journal cover

The Darling Lab and Draper article “Microparticles with tunable, cell-like properties for quantitative acoustic mechanophenotyping” was accepted for publication in Microsystems and Nanoengineering. This study further developed our lab’s cell-like polymer microparticles to vary not only in size and stiffness but also in density. This innovation allowed for characterization of a high-throughput acoustophoretic device developed at Draper. Once validated, a demonstration showed how blood cell types could be distinguished based on migration patterns within the fluidic channel. Congratulations to lead author Ryan Dubay!

Eric Darling