Recent advances in developing biomedical applications of single beam acoustic tweezers

Ying Li, Ruimin Chen, Changyang Lee, Ming Yi Lin, Hae Lim, Zhang Bo, Kwok Ho Lam, K. Kirk Shung

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The feasibility of single beam acoustic tweezers (SBAT) was first theoretically and experimentally demonstrated in our laboratory. Major efforts have been devoted to fabricate various types of SBATs and explore their applications. In the latest effort, the feasibility of in vivo application of SBAT was demonstrated by trapping microparticles in excised blood vessels in vitro. Besides, a novel method with better accuracy was applied to calibrate the trapping force of SBATs. Those recent advances in SBAT technology will be reported in this article and following by a discussion of potential biomedical applications of SBATs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2015
ISBN (Electronic)9781479981823
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2015
EventIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2015 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 21 Oct 201524 Oct 2015


ConferenceIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2015


  • in vivo applications
  • Single beam acoustic tweezers
  • trapping force calibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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