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Labyrinth Chip

A photograph of a microfluidic chip.

Eric Lin, ChE PhD graduate, runs a blood sample through a "labyrinth" microfluidic chip designed by Lin and Sunitha Nagrath, ChE Associate Professor, in the North Campus Research Complex on North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. The microfluidic chip is designed to used to help better detect cancer cells through a process of first focusing blood samples through lift forces and then separating them through dean forces through the canal design of the chip. Photo: Joseph Xu/Senior Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan - College of Engineering