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How to embed three-dimensional flexible electrodes in microfluidic devices for cell culture applications

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This communication describes a simple, rapid and cost effective method of embedding a conductive and flexible material within microfluidic devices as a means to realize uniform electric fields within cellular microenvironments. Fluidic channels and electrodes are fabricated by traditional soft-lithography in conjunction with chemical etching of PDMS. Devices can be deformable (thus allowing for a combination of electro-mechanical stimulation), they are made from inexpensive materials and easily assembled by hand; this method is thus accessible to a wide range of laboratories and budgets.

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Submitted
31 Jan 2011
Accepted
07 Mar 2011
First published
24 Mar 2011

Lab Chip, 2011,11, 1593-1595
Article type
Communication

How to embed three-dimensional flexible electrodes in microfluidic devices for cell culture applications

A. Pavesi, F. Piraino, G. B. Fiore, K. M. Farino, M. Moretti and M. Rasponi, Lab Chip, 2011, 11, 1593
DOI: 10.1039/C1LC20084D

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