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Microplate cell-retaining methodology for high-content analysis of individual non-adherent unanchored cells in a population

Overview of attention for article published in Biomedical Microdevices, June 2006
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Microplate cell-retaining methodology for high-content analysis of individual non-adherent unanchored cells in a population
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Biomedical Microdevices, June 2006
DOI 10.1007/s10544-006-9143-y
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Assaf Deutsch, Naomi Zurgil, Ihar Hurevich, Yana Shafran, Elena Afrimzon, Pnina Lebovich, Mordechai Deutsch


A high throughput Microtiter plate Cell Retainer (MCR) has been developed to enable, for the first time, high-content, time-dependent analysis of the same single non-adherent and non-anchored cells in a large cell population, while bio-manipulating the cells. The identity of each cell in the investigated population is secured, even during bio-manipulation, by cell retention in a specially designed concave microlens, acting as a picoliter well (PW). The MCR technique combines micro-optical features and microtiter plate methodology. The array of PWs serves as the bottom of a microtiter plate, fitted with a unique flow damper element. The latter enables rapid fluid exchange without dislodging the cells from their original PWs, thus maintaining the cells' identity. Loading cell suspensions and reagents into the MCR is performed by simple pouring, followed by gravitational sedimentation and settling of cells into the PWs. Cell viability and cell division within the MCR were shown to be similar to those obtained under similar conditions in a standard microtiter plate. The efficiency of single cell occupancy in the MCR exceeded 90%. No cell dislodging was observed when comparing images before and after bio-manipulations (rinsing, staining, etc.). The MCR permits the performance of kinetic measurements on an individual cell basis. Data acquisition is governed by software, controlling microscope performance, stage position and image acquisition and analysis. The PW's unique micro-optical features enable rapid, simultaneous signal analysis of each individual cell, bypassing lengthy image analysis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Israel 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Slovenia 1 2%
Unknown 60 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 19%
Researcher 10 16%
Student > Master 5 8%
Professor 1 2%
Student > Bachelor 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 33 52%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 17%
Engineering 5 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 6%
Chemistry 2 3%
Chemical Engineering 2 3%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 34 54%

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