Isolation of bio-molecules, cells and pathogens for immunoassays is a critical component in micro total analysis systems (μTAS). Magnetophoretic technique is often used for separation of such target species, where magnetic beads tagged with specific antibodies against cell surface epitopes, are captured in the microfluidic device. In this study, a numerical model is developed for capture of beads under an external magnetic field in electrokinetically driven flow. The results indicate an increase in the number of beads captured when the magnetic field is higher and the flow is driven by lower electric fields.

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