Fundamentals of affinity cell separations

Ye Zhang, Veronica Lyons, Dimitri Pappas

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Abstract

Cell separations using affinity methods continue to be an enabling science for a wide variety of applications. In this review, we discuss the fundamental aspects of affinity separation, including the competing forces for cell capture and elution, cell-surface interactions, and models for cell adhesion. Factors affecting separation performance such as bond affinity, contact area, and temperature are presented. We also discuss and demonstrate the effects of nonspecific binding on separation performance. Metrics for evaluating cell separations are presented, along with methods of comparing separation techniques for cell isolation using affinity capture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-741
Number of pages10
JournalELECTROPHORESIS
Volume39
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Affinity separation
  • Cell separation
  • Microfluidics

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