Controlled Transport of Magnetic Particles Using Soft Magnetic Patterns
Richard Conroy, Gary Zabow, John M. Moreland, Alan P. Koretsky
Inspired by magnetic bubble memory technology, we demonstrate the temporal and spatial manipulation of superparamagnetic beads guided by soft magnetic patterns in a rotating magnetic field. Soft magnetic structures allow complex and repetitive tasks to be performed. As a demonstration, we show cyclic capture and release of antibodies from different microfluidic streams.