Fluorescence enhanced BA-LIFT for single cell detection and isolation

Marquez Fernández, Andres and Gomez Fontela, Miguel and Lauzurica Santiago, Sara and Candorcio Simón, Rocio and Muñoz Martín, David and Morales Furió, Miguel and Ubago, Miguel and Lauzurica, Pilar and Molpeceres Álvarez, Carlos Luis (2020). Fluorescence enhanced BA-LIFT for single cell detection and isolation. "Biofabrication", v. 12 (n. 2); pp. 1-13. ISSN 1758-5090. https://doi.org/10.1088/1758-5090/ab6138.


Title: Fluorescence enhanced BA-LIFT for single cell detection and isolation
  • Marquez Fernández, Andres
  • Gomez Fontela, Miguel
  • Lauzurica Santiago, Sara
  • Candorcio Simón, Rocio
  • Muñoz Martín, David
  • Morales Furió, Miguel
  • Ubago, Miguel
  • Lauzurica, Pilar
  • Molpeceres Álvarez, Carlos Luis
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Biofabrication
Date: 26 February 2020
ISSN: 1758-5090
Volume: 12
Faculty: Centro Láser (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Laser bioprinting is a term that refers to a group of laser-based techniques for printing living cells with high precision and good viability. Most of these techniques are based on modifications of the standard laser induced forward transfer technique (LIFT). When it comes to printing living material, direct laser irradiation should be avoided, therefore an indirect LIFT technique comprising an energy absorption layer should be used. This work presents a blister actuated-LIFT (BA-LIFT) technique which uses a commercial polyimide tape as a uniform energy absorption layer. To increase the potential of the technique for cell selection and printing accuracy, we take advantage of the high optical transmission of the polyimide layer to implement an in-line fluorescence and conventional imaging vision system coaxial with the laser path. With this system and using the appropriate staining methodology it is possible to track and identify different cell types, selecting those to be transferred and tracking cell survival both in the donor and acceptor substrates.Westudied the BA-LIFT printability map for sodium alginate and methylcellulose hydrogels in the fluence range from 6.1 to 2.0 J cm−2 together with the cell viability assessment measured by our fluorescence system. The study has revealed that less concentrated, therefore less viscose hydrogel shows better results with lower fluences, whereas hydrogels with higher concentrations present better results at higher fluences. Also, at low fluences 98%of cell viability was obtained, besides both primary cells and cell lines keep their integrity, proliferating and functional activity. The technique was tested by tracking and targeting mouse hematopoietic progenitor stem cells transferred to assess colony forming units; moreover, natural killer cells were isolated and its activation in a stimulation media was tracked with the fluorescence system.

Funding Projects

Madrid Regional GovernmentCM-S2018/BAA-4480BIOPIELTEC-CMCARLOS MOLPECERESUnspecified
Government of SpainENE2016-78933-C4-4-RCHENOCCARLOS MOLPECERESUnspecified

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Item ID: 69108
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/69108/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:69108
DOI: 10.1088/1758-5090/ab6138
Official URL: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1758-5090/ab6138
Deposited by: Dr. Carlos Molpeceres
Deposited on: 23 Nov 2021 09:07
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 09:07
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