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DOI 10.1007/s10404-017-1969-5
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Title (Primary) Miniaturized octupole cytometry for cell type independent trapping and analysis
Author Fritzsch, F.S.O.; Blank, L.M.; Dusny, C.; Schmid, A.
Source Titel Microfluidics and Nanofluidics
Year 2017
Department SOMA
Volume 21
Issue 8
Page From art. 130
Language englisch
Keywords Single cell analysis; Negative dielectrophoresis; Microfluidic; ┬ÁTAS; nDEP; Octupole
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Abstract Microflow cytometry, including robust alignment, separation, and trapping of living cells, is on the verge of commercialization. Yet, the necessary equipment is frequently not applicable to certain biological questions as the products have been specifically developed for particular cell types. We present a versatile cell handling technology based on single miniaturized octupoles that enables the physical manipulation of a broad variety of different cell types via controlled negative dielectrophoresis force fields. The octupole technology allows contactless and time-resolved cell analysis in physicochemical controlled microenvironments. Contactless cell manipulation and trapping with the octupole technology were shown to be independent of cell size and morphology. This was demonstrated with nine different cell types of technical and medical relevance, ranging from motile bacteria over yeast and small platelets (thrombocytes) up to large cancer cells. We also demonstrate applications of octupole cytometry for controlled analyses of mechano-elastic properties of single cells, contactless cultivation and perfusion for perturbation studies, as well as studying the interaction of different cell types in physical proximity. These examples prove the miniaturized octupole format as a versatile, noninvasive, and robust tool for microfluidic single cell cytometry that complements existing hydrodynamic, optical, and acoustic technologies.
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Fritzsch, F.S.O., Blank, L.M., Dusny, C., Schmid, A. (2017):
Miniaturized octupole cytometry for cell type independent trapping and analysis
Microfluid. Nanofluid. 21 (8), art. 130 10.1007/s10404-017-1969-5