Article written by Jennifer Newton

Scientists in Spain have flipped the cell-on-a-chip concept to bring us a chip-on-a-cell

Field emission scanning electron microscopy images of a barcode attached to the zona pellucida of a mouse embryo

Jose Antonio Plaza of the Institute of Microelectronics Barcelona and colleagues affixed polysilicon chips, which act as barcodes, onto the outer surface of the zona pellucida, a membrane that surrounds immature egg cells and embryos. Although silicon nanowires penetrated the membrane to attach the chip, they did not interfere with embryo development in tests on mouse embryos.

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Silicon-nanowire based attachment of silicon chips for mouse embryo labelling
S. Durán, S. Novo, M. Duch, R. Gómez-Martínez, M. Fernández-Regúlez, A. San Paulo, C. Nogués, J. Esteve, E. Ibañez and J. A. Plaza  
Lab Chip, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC01299B, Paper

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