LABEL-FREE MICROFLUIDIC ENRICHMENT OF CANCER CELLS FROM NONCANCER CELLS IN ASCITES FLUID


Year of Award:
2016
Award Type:
R21
Project Number:
1R21CA191243-01A1
RFA Number:
RFA-CA-15-004
Technology Track:
Biospecimen Science Technologies
PI/Project Leader:
SULCHEK, TODD
Other PI or Project Leader:
MCDONALD, JOHN F
Institution:
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
To develop a new cell sorting device that separates cells based on differences in size and stiffness. These novel sorting parameters serve as a selection approach orthogonal to antibody-based labeling, and the method can be incorporated into existing cell sorting processes. Furthermore, the platform will be developed specifically for use with ascites fluid samples.