USHEAR TECHNOLOGY FOR CANCER CELL PURIFICAITON


Year of Award:
2016
Award Type:
R21
Project Number:
1R21CA202849-01
RFA Number:
RFA-CA-15-004
Technology Track:
Biospecimen Science Technologies
PI/Project Leader:
GARCIA, ANDRES J
Other PI or Project Leader:
THOMAS, SUSAN NAPIER
Institution:
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
To incorporate their recently developed technique for characterizing an ?adhesive force signature? from individual cells into a microfluidic device that provides a cell selection capability for cells based on their respective adhesiveness signatures. The project team propose to develop a platform that may uniquely identify tumor initiating cells based on this signature and using this device, and beyond this the technique may be readily incorporated as an additional stage with other cell selection approaches.