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Seeing Cells Through Silicon

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ARLINGTON, Texas, & CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 4, 2013 — A new type of near-infrared microscopy can image cells through a silicon wafer, providing more information about diseased or infected cells flowing through microfluidic devices. “This has the potential to merge research in cellular visualization with all the exciting things you can do on a silicon wafer,” said Ishan Barman, a former postdoc in MIT’s Laser Biomedical Research Center (LBRC) and a lead author of a paper on the technology. Silicon, the workhorse of the microelectronics industry, is commonly used to build lab-on a-chip microfluidic devices, which can...Read full article

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