Magnetically responsive microflaps reveal cell membrane boundaries from multiple angles

Tetsuhiko Teshima, Hiroaki Onoe, Hiroka Aonuma, Kaori Kuribayashi-Shigetomi, Koki Kamiya, Taishi Tonooka, Hirotaka Kanuka, Shoji Takeuchi

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A microflap system to incline adherent cells in the desired orientation is described. Inclination angles of cell-laden microflaps are precisely controlled by the applied magnetic field, enabling us to observe cell-membrane boundaries from multiple angles. This system is equipped with conventional microscopes, allowing clear focused images of cell-membrane boundaries to be obtained with high magnification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2850-2856
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May 14
Externally publishedYes


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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