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Antifouling coatings for optoelectronic tweezers

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Optoelectronic tweezers enables parallel manipulation of individual single cells using optical addressing and optically induced dielectrophoretic force. This provides a useful platform for performing a variety of biological functions, such as cell manipulation, cell sorting, and cell electroporation. However, in order to obtain more reliable cellular manipulation, especially of adherent mammalian cells, antifouling coatings need to be used to avoid non-specific cell adherence. Two antifouling coatings are discussed here, which can reduce the amount of non-specific adherence by as much as a factor of 30.

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The article was received on 20 Apr 2009, accepted on 16 Jul 2009 and first published on 22 Jul 2009

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B907840A
Citation: Lab Chip, 2009,9, 2952-2957
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    Antifouling coatings for optoelectronic tweezers

    A. N. K. Lau, A. T. Ohta, H. L. Phan, H. Hsu, A. Jamshidi, P. Chiou and M. C. Wu, Lab Chip, 2009, 9, 2952
    DOI: 10.1039/B907840A

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