Universität Rostock, 2008
Abstract: At the University of Rostock a new hybrid CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor chip has been applied to analyse biological electrogenic cells. This chip consists of a MEA (Multi Electrode Array) and several types of FET (Field Effect Transistor) based sensors to monitor substance dependent cell reactions in-vitro. The system consists of the actual sensor chip including a cell culture area, an external hardware platform for data acquisition and digital signal processing algorithms for signal conditioning. Finally a Cell Monitor System (CMS) for the semi-automatic data acquisition was realised to increase the efficiency of the sensor chip usage.
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