Chip Captures Individual Cells in Minuscule Gels

June 13, 2017

(PhysOrg) – Researchers at the University of Twente’s MIRA research institute have developed a chip that can capture and hold individual cells in the exact centre of a minuscule hydrogel droplet. Their novel method keeps cells alive for multiple weeks, which makes it easier to study them. This makes it possible to, for example, test the action of new drugs and improve stem cell therapies with unparalleled control. Details of this research were published in the prestigious scientific journal Small, and are even displayed on its cover.

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