Cell-cell adhesion studied with Flex-FPM

Recently, FluidFM™ cell adhesion experiments were extended to study cell-cell interaction. This can be the force between a cell (on the cantilever) and a cell below on a substrate (fig. 2 A), but also between a cell and its surrounding cells in a confluent layer (fig. 2 B).

cell-cell interactions studied by aspiration of single cells to a hollow probe