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In Vitro Measurement of Blood Flow in Microvascular Network with Realistic Geometry

Ken-ichi Tsubota1,2,*, Yuya Kodama1, Hiroyoshi Aoki2, Yutaka Yamagata2
1 Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi Inage, Chiba 2638522, Japan.
2 RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan.
* Corresponding Author: Ken-ichi Tsubota. Email: tsubota@faculty.chiba-u.jp.

Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics 2019, 16(Suppl.2), 38-39. https://doi.org/10.32604/mcb.2019.07285

Abstract

We measured a blood flow in a polydimethysiloxane micro channel to reflect the complex geometry of a microvascular network. A flow rate was compared between two working fluids: water and blood. The measured flow rate reflected the bifurcation effects on the apparent viscosity determined by hematocrit, as well as the effects of the surrounding flow channels as bypasses.

Keywords

Blood flow; microcirculation; red blood cells; apparent viscosity

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Tsubota, K., Kodama, Y., Aoki, H., Yamagata, Y. (2019). In Vitro Measurement of Blood Flow in Microvascular Network with Realistic Geometry. Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, 16(Suppl.2), 38–39.



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