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Ultra-small volume interdigital sensors for the measurement of human breast milk
Author(s): A. Keating; W. W. Pang; C. T. Lai; P. Hartmann
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Paper Abstract

A palm-size interdigital impedance sensor incorporating a 10 μL sample reservoir, temperature sensor and hybrid heater was fabricated to determine the feasibility of measuring macronutrients in ultra-small volumes of human breast milk. Comparisons with previous measurements of homogenized cows milk show excellent agreement with fat measurement. Human breast milk however shows no correlation with fat but a surprising correlation with protein. Our investigations and proposed methods to improve the correlation and measurement accuracy are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6799, BioMEMS and Nanotechnology III, 67990P (27 December 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.759045
Show Author Affiliations
A. Keating, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
W. W. Pang, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
C. T. Lai, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
P. Hartmann, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6799:
BioMEMS and Nanotechnology III
Dan V. Nicolau; Derek Abbott; Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh; Tiziana Di Matteo; Sergey M. Bezrukov, Editor(s)

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