In this study we describe an original, efficient, and innovative printed circuit board (PCB) device able to generate dielectrophoresis-based, software-controlled cages that can be moved to any place inside a microchamber. Depending on their dielectrophoretic properties, eukaryotic cells can be "entrapped" in cages and moved under software control. The main conclusion gathered from the experimental data reported is that the PCB device based on dielectrophoresis permits levitation and movement of different tumor cells at different dielectrophoresis conditions. The results presented herein are therefore the basis for experiments aimed at forced interactions or separation of eukaryotic cells using "lab-on-a-chip." In fact, because many cages can be controlled at the same time, and two or more cages can be forced to share the same or a different location, it is possible, in principle, either to bring in contact cells of a differing histotype or to separate them. Copyright 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Biotechnol Bioeng 82: 474-479, 2003.

Levitation and movement of human tumor cells using a printed circuit board device based on software-controlled dielectrophoresis

BORGATTI, Monica;GAMBARI, Roberto
2003

Abstract

In this study we describe an original, efficient, and innovative printed circuit board (PCB) device able to generate dielectrophoresis-based, software-controlled cages that can be moved to any place inside a microchamber. Depending on their dielectrophoretic properties, eukaryotic cells can be "entrapped" in cages and moved under software control. The main conclusion gathered from the experimental data reported is that the PCB device based on dielectrophoresis permits levitation and movement of different tumor cells at different dielectrophoresis conditions. The results presented herein are therefore the basis for experiments aimed at forced interactions or separation of eukaryotic cells using "lab-on-a-chip." In fact, because many cages can be controlled at the same time, and two or more cages can be forced to share the same or a different location, it is possible, in principle, either to bring in contact cells of a differing histotype or to separate them. Copyright 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Biotechnol Bioeng 82: 474-479, 2003.
Altomare, L; Borgatti, Monica; Medoro, G; Manaresi, N; Tartagni, M; Guerrieri, R; Gambari, Roberto
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