Dissolvable mobile microplates for handling adherent cells

Shotaro Yoshida, Shoji Takeuchi

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Abstract

This paper describes a preliminary report of microfabricated dissolvable mobile microplates for handling adherent cells. We fabricated micron-sized (10∼100 μm) alginate hydrogel plates by soft lithography, attached adherent cells, and handled them. In contrast to previous microplates [1-3], the alginate microplates could be dissolved without damaging cells. We demonstrated dissolution of microplates after cell handling, which resulted in changing positions of adherent cells without direct contact. We believe our method will be applicable to on-demand handling, location, and assembly of adherent cells for basic biological studies and tissue engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
Pages959-962
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 2
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2013 Jan 202013 Jan 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

OtherIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period13/1/2013/1/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Yoshida, S., & Takeuchi, S. (2013). Dissolvable mobile microplates for handling adherent cells. In IEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 (pp. 959-962). [6474405] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2013.6474405