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Trends Biotechnol. 1999 Jun;17(6):226-30.

Towards electronic Petri dishes and picolitre-scale single-cell technologies.

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Bioelectronics Research Centre, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK G12 8QQ.

Abstract

Microsensors have traditionally been made as one-off, hand-crafted probes. Recently, however, there has been a concerted drive to exploit the microfabrication methods developed within the semiconductor industry in order to mass produce cheap, planar microsensing arrays. Such devices might be 'electronic Petri dishes' for the direct stimulation of, and measurement from, a variety of single cells, including neurones. In addition, micromachining has been used to construct picolitre-scale analytical sensors to extend the range of single-cell analyses.

PMID:
10354558
DOI:
10.1016/s0167-7799(99)01325-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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