On-chip enucleation of oocyte using untetherd micro-robot with gripping mechanism

A. Ichikawa, S. Sakuma, T. Shoda, F. Arai, Satoshi Akagi

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Abstract

We developed a highly functional untethered micro-robot that can manipulate cells with high gripping force in a micro-fluidic chip. The robot has gripping mechanism which is actuated by magnetic power. A permanent magnet is attached at the center of the gripping mechanism, and an electrical magnet controls the position of the magnet from the bottom of the micro-fluidic chip. The open-close accuracy of the gripper is about 3.0 μm. We succeeded in cutting of zona pelucida of oocyte and enucleation by using this micro-robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479915293
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Nov 10 2013Nov 13 2013

Publication series

Name2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013

Other

Other2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period11/10/1311/13/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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