Programmable modification of cell adhesion and zeta potential in silica microchips

Brian J. Kirby, Aaron R. Wheeler, Richard N. Zare, Julia A. Fruetel, Timothy J. Shepodd
2003 Lab on a Chip  
Spatial patterning of thin polyacrylamide films bonded to self-assembled monolayers on silica microchannels is described as a means for manipulating cell-adhesion and electroosmotic properties in microchips. Streaming potential measurements indicate that the zeta potential is reduced by at least two orders of magnitude at biological pH, and the adhesion of several kinds of cells is reduced by 80-100%. Results are shown for cover slides and in wet-etched silica microchannels. Because the
more » ... lamide film is thin and transparent, this film is consistent with optical manipulation of cells and detection of cell contents. The spatial patterning technique is straightforward and has the potential to aid on-chip analysis of single adherent cells. This journal is
doi:10.1039/b210621n pmid:15100798 fatcat:dknbw5xb7fbjrbkz2eidhed4ly