Transport of living cells with magnetically assembled nanowires

D. Choi, A. Fung, H. Moon, D. Ho, Y. Chen, E. Kan, Y. Rheem, B. Yoo, N. Myung

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We present a technique of transporting and positioning living cells internalized by nickel (Ni) nanowires guided by magnetic field. Nanoscale magnetic nanowires are internalized by the Rat Neuroblastoma (ATCC number CRL-2754) and the cells are transported and positioned by magnetic fields from the magnetic material-coated electrodes. This technique may enable the interfacing between neurons and electronic devices to empower investigations pertaining to non-invasive neuron probing as well as nanofabricated neural pharmacological technologies.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalBiomedical Microdevices
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2007


  • Ferromagnetic electrodes
  • Magnetic alignment
  • Magnetic assembled nanowires
  • Neural interrogation
  • Neuron probing
  • Positioning living cells


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