Researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that can capture rare clusters of circulating tumor cells, which could yield important new insights into how cancer spreads. The work was funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health.
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 NIH grants U01EB012493 and P41EB002503.