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Published August 18, 2017 | public
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Separable Bilayer Microfiltration Device for Label-Free Enrichment of Viable Circulating Tumor Cells


Analysis of rare circulating tumor cells enriched from metastatic cancer patients yields critical information on disease progression, therapy response, and the mechanism of cancer metastasis. Here we describe in detail a label-free enrichment process of circulating tumor cells based on its unique physical properties (size and deformability). Viable circulating tumor cells can be successfully enriched and analyzed, or easily released for further characterization due to the novel separable two-layer design.

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© 2017 Springer Science+Business Media LLC. First Online: 18 August 2017.

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