Selective pairing and fusion of vesicles using dielectrophoretic tweezers

Shotaro Yoshida, Shoji Takeuchi

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Abstract

This manuscript describes selective pairing and fusion of biological vesicles using dielectrophoretic (DEP) tweezer. Fusion of biological vesicles have been widely studied for artificial cell system, however, low selectivity of fused vesicle has been problematic. We propose selective pairing and fusion of vesicles such as cell-sized liposomes and giant bacteria using microfabricated DEP tweezer. As DEP force can manipulate cell-sized (approximately 10 μm) objects, for the first time we achieved selective pairing and fusion of the vesicles and in conjunction with electrofusion device. We believe our method will be useful in vesicle fusion studies including material transport and generation of artificial cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages290-292
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647820
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 24
Externally publishedYes
Event31st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018 - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 2018 Jan 212018 Jan 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Volume2018-January
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other31st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period18/1/2118/1/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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