Engineering Embolic Microparticles with Uniform Shape and Size


Grant Data
Project Title
Engineering Embolic Microparticles with Uniform Shape and Size
Principal Investigator
Professor Wang, Liqiu   (Principal investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2016-01-01
Completion Date
2018-12-31
Amount
871044
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Embolic particles, Embolization, Microparticles, Microfluidics, Droplets
Discipline
Fluid
Panel
Engineering (E)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17211115
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
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.