From lab-on-a-chip to lab-in-a-cell

Helene Andersson, Albert van den Berg

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    There are many efforts today trying to mimic the properties of single cells in order to design chips that are as efficient as cells. However, cells are nature"s nanotechnology engineering at the scale of atoms and molecules. Therefore, it might be better to vision a microchip that utilizes a single cell as experimentation platform. A novel, so-called Lab-in-a-Cell (LIC) concept is described, where advantage is taken of micro/nanotechnological tools to enable precise control of the biochemical cellular environment and possibility to analyze the composition of single cells. This is followed by a review on the present chip solutions for single cell handling and analysis.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationMicrofluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems III Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
    Place of PublicationBellingham, WA, USA
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9780819456922
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event3rd Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems 2005: Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - San Jose, United States
    Duration: 27 Jan 200527 Jan 2005

    Publication series

    NameBioMEMS for Living Cells


    Conference3rd Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems 2005
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Jose


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