Engineering Embolic Microparticles with Uniform Shape and Size
Professor Wang, Liqiu (Principal investigator)
Embolic particles, Embolization, Microparticles, Microfluidics, Droplets
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
1) To develop an effective microfluidic approach for a direct on-chip precision fabrication of uniform embolic microspheres; the polydispersity index of fabricated particles, defined as the standard deviation of the particle diameter divided by the mean diameter, is less than 2%; 2) To reliably correlate processing parameters and particle morphology; 3) To develop and characterize three kinds of uniform embolic particles using polyvinyl alcohol, gelatin, and sodium alginate.