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Microfluidic tools are well suited for studying bacteria as they enable the analysis of small colonies or single cells. However, current techniques for studying bacterial response to antibiotics are largely limited to static dosing. Here, we describe a microfluidic device and a method for entrapping and cultivating bacteria in hydrogel plugs. Ring-shaped isolation valves are used to define the shape of the plugs and also to control exposure of the plugs to the surrounding medium. We demonstrate bacterial cultivation, determination of the minimum inhibitory concentration of an antibiotic, and transient dosing of an antibiotic at sub-1-h doses. The transient dosing experiments reveal that at dose durations on the order of minutes, ampicillin's bactericidal effect has both a time and concentration dependency. Published under an exclusive license by AIP Publishing. Show more
Journal / seriesBiomicrofluidics
Pages / Article No.
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Organisational unit03807 - Dittrich, Petra / Dittrich, Petra
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