A Comprehensive Review of Optical Stretcher for Cell Mechanical Characterization at Single-Cell Level
AbstractThis paper presents a comprehensive review of the development of the optical stretcher, a powerful optofluidic device for single cell mechanical study by using optical force induced cell stretching. The different techniques and the different materials for the fabrication of the optical stretcher are first summarized. A short description of the optical-stretching mechanism is then given, highlighting the optical force calculation and the cell optical deformability characterization. Subsequently, the implementations of the optical stretcher in various cell-mechanics studies are shown on different types of cells. Afterwards, two new advancements on optical stretcher applications are also introduced: the active cell sorting based on cell mechanical characterization and the temperature effect on cell stretching measurement from laser-induced heating. Two examples of new functionalities developed with the optical stretcher are also included. Finally, the current major limitation and the future development possibilities are discussed. View Full-Text
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Yang, T.; Bragheri, F.; Minzioni, P. A Comprehensive Review of Optical Stretcher for Cell Mechanical Characterization at Single-Cell Level. Micromachines 2016, 7, 90.
Yang T, Bragheri F, Minzioni P. A Comprehensive Review of Optical Stretcher for Cell Mechanical Characterization at Single-Cell Level. Micromachines. 2016; 7(5):90.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Tie; Bragheri, Francesca; Minzioni, Paolo. 2016. "A Comprehensive Review of Optical Stretcher for Cell Mechanical Characterization at Single-Cell Level." Micromachines 7, no. 5: 90.
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