Archive for February, 2015
Scientists in Spain have flipped the cell-on-a-chip concept to bring us a chip-on-a-cell
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