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 publication17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2013
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1635-1637
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781632666246
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2013 - Freiburg, Germany
Duration: Oct 27 2013Oct 31 2013

Publication series

Name17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2013
Volume3

Other

Other17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2013
CountryGermany
CityFreiburg
Period10/27/1310/31/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering

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