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A monolithically integrated platform for high throughput cell characterization and drug screening

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6 Author(s)
Xu Ji ; Nat. Key Lab. of Micro/Nano Fabrication Technol., Peking Univ., Beijing, China ; Lin Yang ; Zewen Wei ; Lu Wang
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Real-time physiological properties' characterization of living cells is important for bio-engineering applications such as drug screening. In this paper, we propose an integrated platform to automatically characterize muscle cell mechanics under a variety of culture conditions and drug stimuli in parallel. A Post-CMOS process is developed to fabricate the integrated chip, and then living muscle cells self-assembled on the surface directed by the gold pattern. Preliminary experiment validates feasibility of the procedure. Finally, chip-level packaging is performed using a PDMS cap and a plastic tube.

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Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, 2009. TRANSDUCERS 2009. International

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21-25 June 2009