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Pneumatically Driven Microcage for Microbe Manipulation in a Biological Liquid Environment

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3 Author(s)
Ok, J. ; Mech. & Aerosp. Eng. Dept., California Univ., Los Angeles, CA ; Lu, Yen-Wen ; Chang-Jin Kim

This paper describes the design, fabrication, and force analysis of a pneumatically driven microcage. Pneumatic actuation, suitable to function in a wide range of environments, is especially useful for operation in a small liquid space. The capture of single motile microbes (Volvox and Stentor ~400 mum) in aqueous environments is demonstrated with the microcage. The setup for the capture experiment includes a visualization scheme, a robotic micropositioner, and an electropneumatic control system that facilitates the underwater tracking of the moving microbes and the operation of the microcage for subsequent capture

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Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 6 )