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Optical Trapping, Cell Manipulation, And Robotics
Author(s): Tudor N. Buican; Dan L. Neagley; William C. Morrison; Bryan D. Upham
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Paper Abstract

A new type of analytical and preparative cytometric instrument was developed. The instrument combines image analysis and machine vision with single cell and chromosome manipulation by means of optical trapping. A proof-of-principle instrument, OCAM, has the ability to locate and analyze biological particles inside an enclosed manipulation chamber, as well as the ability to move and position particles according to preprogrammed protocols. Preliminary results and potential biological applications of such a microrobot are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1063, New Technologies in Cytometry, (13 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951915
Show Author Affiliations
Tudor N. Buican, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
Dan L. Neagley, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
William C. Morrison, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
Bryan D. Upham, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1063:
New Technologies in Cytometry
Gary C. Salzman, Editor(s)

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