Microfluidics, cell rheology and medical transfer

The long term effort to develop microfluidic tools to probe the rheological properties of circulating leukocytes has allowed getting new insight in the triggering mechanisms of the acute respiratory distress syndrome. This work, performed in a collaboration with Dr Forel and Pr Papazian from AP-HM has been published in Critical Care:  “The leukocyte-stiffening property of plasma in early acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) revealed by a microfluidic single-cell study: the role of cytokines and protection with antibodies”

Critical Care  (2016) 20:8 DOI 10.1186/s13054-015-1157-5