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Publication Citation: Fabrication of Microelectrodes on Polyester Membranes for Dielectrophoretic Cell Capture

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Author(s): Conni Hanke; Petra S. Dittrich; Darwin R. Reyes-Hernandez;
Title: Fabrication of Microelectrodes on Polyester Membranes for Dielectrophoretic Cell Capture
Published: June 18, 2012
Abstract: We present a new system for cell capturing on permeable polyester (PET) membranes using dielectrophoretic forces. For the first time gold microelectrodes were fabricated on PET membranes using conventional photolithographic techniques. Their characterization revealed no physical differences before and after processing. Dielectrophoretic cell trapping was successfully carried out within this microfluidic system and cells remained viable at least a day after capturing.
Conference: NanoTech Conference and Expo 2012
Proceedings: Nanotech Conference Technical Proceedings
Volume: 3
Pages: pp. 98 - 101
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Dates: June 18-21, 2012
Keywords: metallization; gold microelectrodes; polyester (polyethylene terephtalate, PET) membrane; dielectrophoresis; cell capture
Research Areas: Life Sciences Research, Medical Devices, Bioscience & Health, Microfluidics