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Sub-cellular precision on-chip small-animal immobilization, multi-photon imaging and femtosecond-laser manipulation

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Abstract

Techniques for stable, rapid and repeatable small-animal immobilization are necessary for high-throughput in vivo genetic/drug screens using cellular and sub-cellular features in multi-cellular organisms. We demonstrate a method for non-invasive and high-throughput on-chip immobilization of physiologically active C. elegans without the use of anesthesia or cooling, but with comparable stability even for the most demanding purposes. We show observation and manipulation of sub-cellular features in immobilized animals using two-photon microscopy and femtosecond-laser microsurgery.

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The article was received on 20 Mar 2008, accepted on 28 Mar 2008 and first published on 02 Apr 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B804808H
Citation: Lab Chip, 2008,8, 653-656
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    Sub-cellular precision on-chip small-animal immobilization, multi-photon imaging and femtosecond-laser manipulation

    F. Zeng, C. B. Rohde and M. F. Yanik, Lab Chip, 2008, 8, 653
    DOI: 10.1039/B804808H

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