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FluidFM for single-cell analysis and manipulation

A multifunctional tool for single-cell biology, tissue engineering, nanopatterning and nanolithography

Fluid Force Microscopy combines the unique possibilities of nanofluidics by Cytosurge with the positional accuracy and force sensitivity of the Nanosurf FlexAFM atomic force microscope to provide a whole new level of control and application possibilities in single-cell biology and beyond. An inverted microscope, the FlexAFM Inverted Microscope Option, a FlexAFM system, and special hollow cantilevers are required to perform Fluid Force Microscopy.
 
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FluidFM is an exclusive add-on product to the Nanosurf FlexAFM and features:

  • Optical access to the sample and highly accurate pressure, force, and position control
  • Optimized experimental workflows: (1) cell adhesion and spectroscopy mapping, (2) spatial manipulation, (3) deposition and lithography, (4) injection and extraction
  • Complete system integration, operation, and handling via intuitive touchscreen control software


A multitude of new applications in the field of single cell biology, tissue engineering, biosensors, biofunctionalization, nanopatterning, and nanolithography is now within reach!

For an excellent review article on FluidFM, please read Force-controlled manipulation of single cells: from AFM to FluidFM (Trends in Biotechnology, 2014).

For more details, download the FluidFM brochure or view the list of FluidFM applications.

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FluidFM is patented and trademarked by Cytosurge AG. Cytosurge is an ETH Zurich start-up company out of the group of Prof. Janos Vörös of the Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Nanosurf and Cytosurge have signed an exclusive co-operation agreement to jointly develop, produce and market FluidFM technology (see www.fluidfm.com for more information).