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Improving piezoelectric cell printing accuracy and reliability through neutral buoyancy of suspensions.
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PMID:  22627805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The sedimentation and aggregation of cells within inkjet printing systems has been hypothesized to negatively impact printer performance. The purpose of this study was to investigate this influence through the use of neutral buoyancy. Ficoll PM400 was used to create neutrally buoyant MCF-7 breast cancer cell suspensions, which were ejected using a piezoelectric drop-on-demand inkjet printing system. It was found that using a neutrally buoyant suspension greatly increased the reproducibility of consistent cell counts, and eliminated nozzle clogging. Moreover, the use of Ficoll PM400 was shown to not affect cellular viability. This is the first demonstration of such scale and accuracy achieved using a piezoelectric inkjet printing system for cellular dispensing. Biotechnol. Bioeng. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Daljeet Chahal; Ali Ahmadi; Karen C Cheung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology and bioengineering     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0290     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502021     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Bioeng     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada.
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