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Microchip captures clusters of circulating tumor cells — NIH study

Researchers have developed a that can capture rare of , which could yield important new insights into how cancer spreads. The work was funded by the (NIBIB), part of the .

Fluorescent CTC Cluster Captured in Cluster-Chip
A fluorescently labelled cancer cell cluster balances on the tip of a post within Cluster-Chip.
Credit: Mehmet Toner, BioMicroElectroMechanical Systems Resource Center at MGH


This work was supported in part by grants U01EB012493 and P41EB002503.

NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering