Thesis / Dissertation

Surface Acoustic Wave Microfluidic Platform for Cell Mechanical Measurement

Yanqi Wu, Vee Sin Lee (ed.)

Published : 2021

Abstract

Cells are dynamic, living structures that remodel themselves in response to stimuli from environment or in relation to cellular processes such as cell growth, proliferation, differentiation, migration and death. The change of cell mechanical property can be a biophysical indicator in response to the abnormal alteration in cell functionality under pathological conditions. The advances in tool development for cell mechanical measurement have facilitated in-depth discussion of cell mechanics, but heavily limited by low throughput and high cost. The emerging lab-on-a-chip microfluidic methods provide a promising solution due to the miniaturisation, among which the acoustofluidic method (the fusi..

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