Low voltage microgripper for single cell manipulation

B. Solano, A. J. Gallant, G. D. Greggains, D. Wood, M. Herbert

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Abstract

In this work, we present the characterisation of an electrothermally actuated microgripper that operates in both dry and liquid media, and shows improved performance versus existing devices. The microgripper, fabricated in a combination of polymeric (SU8) and conductive materials (Au), is able to produce displacements up to 110 μm in air and 30 μm in liquid. In both cases, the voltage and the electrical power required is minimal (less than 3 V and 180 mW respectively) and so both, high temperatures and electrolysis, are prevented. Micromanipulation experiments have successfully demonstrated the gripping, holding and transport of mice oocytes (approx. diameter 100 μm) in a biological media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Applications of Smart Materials
Subtitle of host publicationCIMTEC 2008
EditorsPietro Vincenzini, Danilo De Rossi
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages67-72
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783908158141
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems - Biomedical Applications of Smart Materials, Nanotechnology and Micro/Nano Engineering, CIMTEC 2008 - Acireale, Sicily, Italy
Duration: 8 Jun 200813 Jun 2008
Conference number: 3rd
https://www.scientific.net/AST.57

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science and Technology
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Volume57
ISSN (Print)1662-0356

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems - Biomedical Applications of Smart Materials, Nanotechnology and Micro/Nano Engineering, CIMTEC 2008
Abbreviated titleCIMTEC 2008
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityAcireale, Sicily
Period8/06/0813/06/08
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Keywords

  • Cell
  • Electrothermal
  • IVF
  • Manipulation
  • Microgripper
  • Oocyte
  • Polymeric

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