Cell handling


Various manipulations or treatments to cells.

In the field of biotechnology, various manipulations are made to cells while holding them. One example is pricking a cell nucleus with a glass capillary tube and implanting foreign genes. For this kind of manipulation, apparatuses such as an optical microscope, micro-manipulators, micro-stages, and micro-pipettes are used. Since most of these conventional equipments require dexterity and experience in manipulation, development of automatic system is expected. Major themes of development are remote operation, manipulators having multi-degree of freedom, automatic tracking system, micro actuators, and so on.


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