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.
Proceedings Title: Nanotech Conference Technical Proceedings
Conference Dates: June 18-21, 2012
Conference Location: Santa Clara, CA
Conference Title: NanoTech Conference and Expo 2012
Pub Type: Conferences
metallization, gold microelectrodes, polyester (polyethylene terephtalate, PET) membrane, dielectrophoresis, cell capture