Living droplets

Tiny droplets of water in oil can serve as miniature culture vessels for living single cells and multicellular organisms.

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Figure 1: Creation of water droplets containing single living cells inside a microfluidic device.


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    Clausell-Tormos, J. et al. Droplet-based microfluidic platforms for the encapsulation and screening of mammalian cells and multicellular organisms. Chem. Biol. 15, 427–437 (2008).

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Evanko, D. Living droplets. Nat Methods 5, 580 (2008) doi:10.1038/nmeth0708-580a

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