Scientific paper on cell microarray chip by AIST

August 30, 2018 Samco 2018 Customer, SAMCO Customer Publication, Surface Treatment

Pseudo-Infected Red Blood Cell Beads as Positive Control for Cell Microarray Chip–Based Detection of Plasmodium-Infected RBCs

Muneaki Hashimoto 1, Masahiko Numata 2, Shouki Yatsushiro 1, Yusuke Ido 1, Masato Tanaka 1, Kazuaki Kajimoto 1, and Masatoshi Kataoka 1

1 Health Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 2217-14, Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-0301, Japan.

2 National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8563, Japan.

A cell microarray chip was fabricated to detect detect red blood cells (RBCs) infected with the causative agent of malaria, Plasmodium. In this research, Samco RIE system was used for hydrophilic surface treatment of the microarray devices.

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