Mechanical cell pairing system by sliding parylene rails

Yuta Abe, Koki Kamiya, Toshihisa Osaki, Ryuji Kawano, Norihisa Miki, Shoji Takeuchi

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Abstract

This paper proposes a cell pairing system that is capable of defining the number and the position of trapped cells by mechanically sliding the parylene rail films (PRF). The device can control the area of trapping sites of cells by sliding PRF on a SU-8 comb layer. This mechanism allows us to control the number as well as the order of lined-up cells. We successfully demonstrated lining up of three different cells in a designated order. The proposed system is readily applicable to study the cell-cell interactions using the single cell pairing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEMS 2014 - 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages185-187
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781479935086
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2014 Jan 262014 Jan 30

Publication series

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

Other

Other27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period14/1/2614/1/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Abe, Y., Kamiya, K., Osaki, T., Kawano, R., Miki, N., & Takeuchi, S. (2014). Mechanical cell pairing system by sliding parylene rails. In MEMS 2014 - 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (pp. 185-187). [6765605] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2014.6765605