High throughput mechanical characterization of oocyte using robot integrated microfluidic chip

Shinya Sakuma, Bilal Turan, Fumihito Arai

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel measurement system of cellular mechanical properties based on a robot integrated microfluidic chip. In order to achieve the high throughput measurement of cellular mechacal properties, we proposed the robot integrated microfluidic chip (robochip), taking advantages of both of micromechanical manipulator and Lab-on-a-Chip devices. The robochip contained a pair of a magnetically driven on-chip robotic probe and a force sensor. The characterization system based on the robochip performed by the visual feedback control, and the continuous cell measurement was demonstrated. The throughput of our system was 15 to 20 seconds per one oocyte. Moreover, the measurement of the viscoelastic properties were demonstrated as a quality evaluation of oocyte. Experimental results shows that the oocyte has the viscoelastic properties among the same culture condition, and it is important to analyze the mechanical properties of oocyte for the evaluation of the quality. From these results, we concluded that the high through put cellular mechanical characterization was achieved, and our robochip approach was a promising technique for a cellular characterization because the chip part was disposable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIROS 2013
Subtitle of host publicationNew Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages2047-2052
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 8 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period11/3/1311/8/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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