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Microtools for cell handling
Author(s): Pieter Telleman; Ulrik D. Larsen; Joerg P. Kutter; Peter Friis; Anders Wolff
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Paper Abstract

Microfabrication had a major impact on electronics and is expected to have an equally pronounced effect on chemistry and life sciences. Exploitation of these scientific fields is becoming increasingly dependent on the availability of systems that can perform fast accurate analyses, using minute volumes of sample. By combining microfluidics with micromechanics, microoptics, and microelectronics, systems can be realized that perform complete analyses. The possibility of realize structures with sizes that are in the same range as biological cells makes microtechnology especially interesting for cell analysis. Cell analysis already forms an important, integral part of medical diagnostics and research. Microtechnology provides the opportunity to refine existing cell analysis tools but also allows fabrication of instruments that cannot be realized with conventional technologies. Examples of first steps along this path are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4177, Microfluidic Devices and Systems III, (18 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395646
Show Author Affiliations
Pieter Telleman, Mikroelektronik Ctr./Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Ulrik D. Larsen, Chempaq (Denmark)
Joerg P. Kutter, Mikroelektronik Ctr./Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Peter Friis, Mikroelektronik Ctr./Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Anders Wolff, Mikroelektronik Ctr./Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4177:
Microfluidic Devices and Systems III
Carlos H. Mastrangelo; Holger Becker, Editor(s)

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