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Transporting cells with mobile microrobots

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5 Author(s)
T. Truper ; Div. Microrobotics & Control Eng., Univ. of Oldenburg, Germany ; A. Kortschack ; M. Jahnisch ; H. Hulsen
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Current research activities on the development of a system for transport and manipulation of biological cells with microrobots are described. If single cells in liquid are to be placed on a grid or sorted by cell type, having a system that can automatically lift, transport and release cells can significantly speed up such a tedious task. Therefore, a system is being developed that can automatically sort different cells by transporting them to different repositories. A method to recognise different types of cells is also being developed. The system consists of several components; a motorised inverted microscope, several different microrobots and a software architecture to control the whole cell manipulation workstation and to provide a user interface.

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IEE Proceedings - Nanobiotechnology  (Volume:151 ,  Issue: 4 )