20 October 2000 Micromachined muscle cell analysis chip
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Proceedings Volume 4230, Micromachining and Microfabrication; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.404891
Event: International Symposium on Microelectronics and Assembly, 2000, Singapore, Singapore
We report the fabrication of a microfluidic biochip integrated with an acoustic wave sensor that can be used to characterize the contraction of single cardiac (heart) muscle cells. The work will lead to rapid analysis of single muscle cells in response to various drugs by determining changes in mass and viscoelastic properties during cell contraction and relaxation. The microfabricated device is a combination of a top cover plate which is a glass substrate containing etched channels and a bottom plate which is an AT-cut quartz crystal with excitation electrodes. The glass plate is micromachined with a network of channels and chambers, which is intended for delivery of fluids, selection and retention of single muscle cells. The bottom plate (quartz crystal) comprises all the patterned electrodes for acoustic wave launching and detection. The quartz plate is operated in the thickness-shear acoustic wave mode.
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Weijie Wang, Weijie Wang, Paul C. H. Li, Paul C. H. Li, M. Parameswaran, M. Parameswaran, } "Micromachined muscle cell analysis chip", Proc. SPIE 4230, Micromachining and Microfabrication, (20 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.404891; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.404891

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