MIT Researchers Measure Cell Density with Device the Size of a Hair

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re the density of a single cell. The researchers designed a tiny microfluidic chip that can measure the mass and density of single cells. The device weighs a cell using a suspended micro-channel resonator, which is the size of a human hair. The resonator vibrates at a certain frequency. When a cell passes through the resonator, the frequency changes by an amount proportional to the weight of the cell.

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