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.
|Name||CTIT Workshop Proceedings Series|
|Conference||Symposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems 2006|
|Period||20/06/06 → 20/06/06|