Single Cell Manipulation using Ferromagnetic Composite Microtransporters

For biomedical applications, such as single cell manipulation, it is important to fabricate microstructures that can be powered and controlled wirelessly in fluidic environments. In this letter, we describe the construction and operation of truly micron-sized, biocompatible ferromagnetic microtransporters driven by external magnetic fields. Microtransporters were fabricated using a simple, single step fabrication method and can be produced in large numbers. We demonstrate that they can be navigated to manipulate single cells with micron-size precision without disturbing the local environment.


Published in:
Applied Physics Letters, 96, 043705
Year:
2010
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
ISSN:
0003-6951
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