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Improved Microfabrication Technologies for Single Cell Metabolic Analysis

Abstract Within the last decade there has been remarkable interest in single-cell metabolic analysis as a key technology for understanding cellular heterogeneity, disease initiation, progression, and drug resistance. Technologies have been developed for oxygen consumption rate (OCR) measurements using various configurations of microfluidic devices. The technical challenges of current approaches include: (1) deposition of multiple sensors for multi-parameter metabolic measurements, e.g. oxygen, pH, etc.; (2) tedious and labor-intensive microwell array fabrication processes; (3) low yield of hermetic sealing between two rigid fused silica parts, even with a compliance layer of PDMS or Parylene-C. In this thesis, several improved microfabrication techn... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Song, Ganquan (Author) / Meldrum, Deirdre R (Advisor) / Goryll, Michael (Committee member) / Wang, Hong (Committee member) / Tian, Yanqing (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / metabolism analysis / microfabrication / single cell
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 87 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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