DEPArray™ technology is based on the ability of a non-uniform electric field to exert forces on neutral, polarizable particles, such as cells, that are suspended in a liquid. This electrokinetic principle, called dielectrophoresis (DEP), can be used to trap cells in DEP “cages” by creating an electric field above a subset of electrodes in an array that is in counter phase with the electric field of adjacent electrodes. When a DEP cage is moved by a change in the electric field pattern, the trapped cell moves with it.
Menarini Silicon Biosystems has combined the ability to manipulate individual cells using DEP technology with high quality image-based cell selection to create the DEPArray™ PLUS System. This automated platform enables users to identify and recover specific individual cells of interest from complex, heterogeneous samples.
Unique benefits of DEPArray™ technology include:
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