Developing Novel Microfluidic Devices with Multiphysics Simulation

Webinar presented by Robyn Pritchard, Consultant Physicist, The Technology Partnership (TTP) and Andrew Young, Technical Manager, COMSOL

This webinar is sponsored by: COMSOL and The Technology Partnership (TTP)

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Developing Novel Microfluidic Devices with Multiphysics Simulation

25th April 2018 2pm BST

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If you are interested in using simulation to enhance the development of a microfluidic device, then tune into this webinar with Robyn Pritchard from The Technology Partnership (TTP).

Cell sorting is a staple of many cell biology labs. The current gold standard, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS), is limited to processing roughly 10,000 cells per second to avoid irreparable damage. For many new advances in cell therapy (e.g., autologous T-cell therapy for cancer), throughput of up to a billion cells in a few hours is essential. TTP set out to break through the current limit by developing a novel microfluidic cell sorter.

In this webinar, Robyn will discuss how TTP used the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to design and invent the world’s smallest ultrafast microfluidic cell sorter, where the key discovery was the inertial vortex. Robyn will also show how TTP’s simulations correspond to reality with their fully working microfluidic chip.

The webinar will include a live demonstration and conclude with a Q&A session.

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Robyn Pritchard, Consultant Physicist, The Technology Partnership (TTP)

Robyn is a biophysicist for TTP’s life sciences group, where he is currently focused on developing a next generation microfluidic cell sorter for cell therapies. Previously he was a postdoctoral researcher and PhD student at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, where he published a number ofpapers on polymer physics, viscoelasticity, organ-on-chip, and the mechanics of biological networks.


 

 

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Andrew Young, Technical Manager, COMSOL

 

 

Andrew studied Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde where he went on to undertake his EngD in Medical devices. His research involved CFD analysis of patient-specific cardiovascular modelling. Moving to COMSOL in 2014, Andrew is now a Technical Manager with specialities in heat transfer, and fluid flow.

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