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Electromechanical cell lysis using a portable audio device: enabling challenging sample preparation at the point-of-care

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Audio sources are ubiquitously available on portable electronic devices, including cell phones. Here we demonstrate lysis of Mycobacterium marinum and Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria utilizing a portable audio device coupled with a simple and inexpensive electromagnetic coil. The resulting alternating magnetic field rotates a magnet in a tube with the sample and glass beads, lysing the cells and enabling sample preparation for these bacteria anywhere there is a cell phone, mp3 player, laptop, or other device with a headphone jack.

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The article was received on 22 Jan 2015, accepted on 13 Mar 2015 and first published on 13 Mar 2015


Article type: Technical Innovation
DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00080G
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    Electromechanical cell lysis using a portable audio device: enabling challenging sample preparation at the point-of-care

    J. R. Buser, A. Wollen, E. K. Heiniger, S. A. Byrnes, P. C. Kauffman, P. D. Ladd and P. Yager, Lab Chip, 2015, 15, 1994
    DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00080G

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