Injection molded lab-on-a-disc platform for screening of genetically modified E. coli using liquid–liquid extraction and surface enhanced Raman scattering†
We present the development of an automated centrifugal microfluidic platform with integrated sample pre-treatment (filtration and liquid–liquid extraction) and detection (SERS-based sensing). The platform consists of eight calibration and four assay modules, fabricated with polypropylene using injection molding and bonded with ultrasonic welding. The platform was used for detection of a secondary bacterial metabolite (p-coumaric acid) from bacterial supernatant. The obtained extraction efficiency was comparable to values obtained in batch experiments and the SERS-based sensing showed a good correlation with HPLC analysis.
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