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MEMS for single-islet electroisletogram

Liu, Y. and Shapero, A. and Zhang, X. and Kang, D. and Park, J. and Xu, L. and Chang, K. and Lin, H. and Ferreri, K. and Tai, Y. C. (2015) MEMS for single-islet electroisletogram. In: 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 77-80. ISBN 978-1-4799-8955-3.

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This paper reports the first MEMS device designed for in vitro measuring of electroisletogram (EIG) of individual rat islets. Using vacuum to hold an islet in proximity to a microelectrode, strong EIG signals in millivolt range are obtained, while the noise is about 100μV pk-pk. This work proves the feasibility of using MEMS and EIG for high-throughput screening, in contrast to patch-clamp measurements, of islets for transplantation to treat diabetes.

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Additional Information:© 2015 IEEE. The authors would greatly thank all the members of California Institute of Technology (Caltech) MEMS lab, especially Mr. Trevor Roper for the maintenance of equipment.
Subject Keywords:Islet, diabetes, multielectrode arrays (MEAs), electroisletogram (EIG)
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Official Citation:Y. Liu et al., "MEMS for single-islet electroisletogram," 2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), Anchorage, AK, 2015, pp. 77-80. doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2015.7180865 URL:
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