Magnetic tweezers for intracellular applications

Basarab G. Hosu, Károly Jakab, Péter Bánki, Ferenc I. Tóth, Gabor Forgacs

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A magnetic tweezer was designed and constructed for intracellular investigations. The micromanipulator used two coils to magnetize to saturation micron-size superparamagnetic particles and generated high magnitude constant field gradients over cellular dimensions. It was found that because of their compact size, the tweezers could be mounted on the stage of an inverted microscope and used for intracellular manipulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4158-4163
Number of pages6
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003


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  • Instrumentation

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