Lab-in-a-cell: Using Individual Cells as Experimentation Platforms

Helene Andersson, Albert van den Berg

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    Abstract

    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 envision a microchip that utilizes a single cell as an 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 the possibility to analyze the composition of single cells.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems
    Subtitle of host publicationConvergence of bio and nanotechnologies, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2006, Proceedings
    EditorsVal Jones
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Pages30-36
    ISBN (Print)90-365-2449-0
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006
    EventSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems 2006: Convergence of bio and nanotechnologies - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 20 Jun 200620 Jun 2006

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Workshop Proceedings Series
    PublisherCTIT
    NumberWP06-03
    ISSN (Print)1574-0846
    ISSN (Electronic)0929-0672

    Conference

    ConferenceSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems 2006
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEnschede
    Period20/06/0620/06/06

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