Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for imaging of live cell adhesion.

@article{Chen2013PhotonicCE,
  title={Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for imaging of live cell adhesion.},
  author={Weili Chen and Kenneth D Long and Meng Lu and Vikram Chaudhery and Hojeong Yu and Ji Sun Choi and James Polans and Yue Zhuo and Brendan A. C. Harley and Brian T. Cunningham},
  journal={The Analyst},
  year={2013},
  volume={138 20},
  pages={
          5886-94
        }
}
A form of microscopy that utilizes a photonic crystal biosensor surface as a substrate for cell attachment enables label-free, quantitative, submicron resolution, time-resolved imaging of cell-surface interactions without cytotoxic staining agents or temporally-unstable fluorophores. Other forms of microscopy do not provide this direct measurement of live cell-surface attachment localization and strength that includes unique, dynamic morphological signatures critical to the investigation of… 
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