Electrical forces for microscale cell manipulation.

@article{Voldman2006ElectricalFF,
  title={Electrical forces for microscale cell manipulation.},
  author={Joel Voldman},
  journal={Annual review of biomedical engineering},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={425-54}
}
  • Joel Voldman
  • Published 2006 in Annual review of biomedical engineering
Electrical forces for manipulating cells at the microscale include electrophoresis and dielectrophoresis. Electrophoretic forces arise from the interaction of a cell's charge and an electric field, whereas dielectrophoresis arises from a cell's polarizability. Both forces can be used to create microsystems that separate cell mixtures into its component cell types or act as electrical "handles" to transport cells or place them in specific locations. This review explores the use of these two… CONTINUE READING
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