Writer: Emil Venere
IMAGE CAPTION TWO:Here the technique, called rapid electrokinetic patterning, is used to arrange the bacteria into a speific pattern. The technique may be used as a tool for nanomanufacturing because it shows promise for the assembly of suspended particles, called colloids. The ability to construct objects with colloids makes it possible to create structures with particular mechanical and thermal characteristics to manufacture electronic devices and tiny mechanical parts. (Purdue University)
Opto-electrokinetic manipulation for high-performance on-chip bioassaysJae-Sung Kwon,a Sandeep P. Ravindranath,b Aloke Kumar,c Joseph Irudayarajb and Steven T. Wereley*a
b School of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Bindley Bioscience Center, Purdue University
c Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
This communication first demonstrates bio-compatibility of a recently developed opto-electrokinetic manipulation technique, using microorganisms. Aggregation, patterning, translation, trapping and size-based separation of microorganisms performed with the technique firmly establishes its usefulness for development of a high-performance on-chip bioassay system. process. Ultimately fast and precise on-chip manipulation of microorganisms aids in development of high-performance bioassay systems.
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