1932

Abstract

Abstract

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 forces for microscale cell manipulation. We first examine the forces and electrodes used to create them, then address potential impacts on cell health, followed by examples of devices for both separating cells and handling them.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.bioeng.8.061505.095739
2006-08-15
2024-06-23
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.bioeng.8.061505.095739
Loading
/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.bioeng.8.061505.095739
Loading

Data & Media loading...

  • Article Type: Review Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error