A microfluidic biosensing assay has been designed and tested with streptavidin coated paramagnetic microbeads and fluorescently conjugated biotin (Biotin-FITC). The device is a three-inlet, three-outlet channel made by soft lithography of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). A novel magnetic actuation scheme is used to manipulate the beads within the channel. The device has proven capable of measuring the antigen concentration of a continuous sample stream. It is proposed that this technology could be applied as a real-time immunosensing assay.

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