• CMoS lab-on-a-chip devices for individual cell biology
  • Romani, Aldo <1975>


  • ING-INF/01 Elettronica


  • The development of microlectronic lab-on-a-chip devices (LOACs) can now be pursued thanks to the continous advances in silicon technology. LOACs are miniaturized devices whose aim is to perform in a more efficient way specific chemical or biological analysis protocols which are usually carried out with traditional laboratory equipment. In this application area, CMOS technology has the potential to integrate LOAC functionalities for cell biology applications in single chips, e.g. sensors, actuators, signal conditioning and processing circuits. In this work, after a review of the state of the art, the development of a CMOS prototype chip for individual cell manipulation and detection based on dielectrophoresis will be presented. Issues related to the embedded optical and capacitive detection of cells will be discussed together with the main experimental results obtained in manipulation and detection of living cells and microparticles.


  • 2005-04-22


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Romani, Aldo (2005) CMoS lab-on-a-chip devices for individual cell biology, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria elettronica, informatica e delle telecomunicazioni , 17 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/15.