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New approach to sorting cells

May 18, 2016

Microfluidic device distinguishes cells based on how they respond to acoustic vibrations.

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A new cell-sorting device consists of a microfluidic channel that vibrates at a very high frequency. As cells flow through the channel, they are pushed to a certain position depending on how they interact with the acoustic forces generated by the vibration. Pictured is an example of the device.

Photo courtesy of the researchers

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