Nano-Bio Interface with Red Blood Cells (Color)

Nano-Bio Interface with Red Blood Cells (Color)

Xi Xie

Koch Institute at MIT, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering

The image shows the nano-bio interface between red blood cells (red) and nano-electrode array (green). Nano-electrode array were fabricated with modern nanofabrication techniques. Red blood cells were cultured on top of the nano-electrodes. The nano-bio-interface was observed with scanning electron microscope (SEM).

My work is developing nano-devices for the diagnostics and treatments of human diseases such as diabetes or cancer. The understanding of the nano-bio interface between nano-electrode and different cell types is imperative for the successful applications of nano-electrical devices in biomedicine.

See the non-colorized image here.

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