Magnetically modified soft micro actuators for oocyte manipulation

Yoko Yamanishi, Shinya Sakuma, Fumihito Arai

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Abstract

We have developed novel magnetically driven polymeric microtool for non-intrusive and no contamination experiments on a chip. The composite is formed by suspending magnetite particles in polydimethylsiloxane. In order to obtain precise and complicated pattern of magnetic microtools, a photolithography techniques has been applied by making good use of thick KMPR-1050 photoresist as sacrifice-mold. The novelties of these tools are 1. fabrication of any 2D shape, 2.softness, 3. no contact actuation, 4. mass production with low cost. These versatile magnetic mirotools can be applied to various functions such as stirrer, valve, loader and sorter and so on. The potential impact of this technology includes sample selection and separation, particle loading and immobilization, genetic operation, tracking, mixing and reaction techniques into portable microfluidic labs-on-a-chip, culture systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages442-447
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424418589
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 14 2007

Other

Other2007 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period11/11/0711/14/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Yamanishi, Y., Sakuma, S., & Arai, F. (2007). Magnetically modified soft micro actuators for oocyte manipulation. In 2007 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS (pp. 442-447). [4420896] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MHS.2007.4420896