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Microfluidic Platform For Immobilizing Cells To Surfaces, Sze Yung Li, Arvind Raman Oct 2013

Microfluidic Platform For Immobilizing Cells To Surfaces, Sze Yung Li, Arvind Raman

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) is an advanced nanotechnology tool for image mapping and cell properties measuring. One of the major challenges presented to the scientists in the field is the procedure for sample preparation. In order for a cell or virus to be measured by the AFM, it has to be firmly attached to the surface. Existing methods including chemical functionalization of surface for cells binding are often very slow process which hinders the possibility of high throughput measurement. Therefore, we propose a new method that utilizes a fluid circulation system to immobilize cells of interest to designated area to ...