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Single Cell Manipulation using Ferromagnetic Composite Microtransporters
Lab Papers (GRASP)
  • Mahmut Selman Sakar, University of Pennsylvania
  • Edward B Steager, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dal Hyung Kim, Drexel University
  • Min Jun Kim, Drexel University
  • George J Pappas, University of Pennsylvania
  • Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania
Document Type
Journal Article
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Suggested Citation:
Sakar, M.S., E.B. Steager, D.H. Kim, M.J. Kim, G.J. Pappas and V. Kumar. (2010). "Single Cell Manipulation using Ferromagnetic Composite Microtransporters." Applied Physics Letters 96, 043705.

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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.
Citation Information
Mahmut Selman Sakar, Edward B Steager, Dal Hyung Kim, Min Jun Kim, et al.. "Single Cell Manipulation using Ferromagnetic Composite Microtransporters" (2010)
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