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Towards high-throughput single cell/clone cultivation and analysis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Pharmacology. (Cancer Pharmacology and Informatics)
2008 (English)In: Electrophoresis, ISSN 0173-0835, E-ISSN 1522-2683, Vol. 29, no 6, 1219-1227 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In order to better understand cellular processes and behavior, a controlled way of studying high numbers of single cells and their clone formation is greatly needed. Numerous ways of ordering single cells into arrays have previously been described, but platforms in which each cell/clone can be addressed to an exact position in the microplate, cultivated for weeks and treated separately in a high-throughput manner have until now been missing. Here, a novel microplate developed for high-throughput single cell/clone cultivation and analysis is presented. Rapid single cell seeding into microwells, using conventional flow cytometry, allows several thousands of single cells to be cultivated, short-term (72 h) or long-term (10-14 days), and analyzed individually. By controlled sorting of individual cells to predefined locations in the microplate, analysis of single cell heterogeneity and clonogenic properties related to drug sensitivity can be accomplished. Additionally, the platform requires remarkably low number of cells, a major advantage when screening limited amounts of patient cell samples. By seeding single cells into the microplate it is possible to analyze the cells for over 14 generations, ending up with more than 10 000 cells in each well. Described here is a proof-of-concept on compartmentalization and cultivation of thousands of individual cells enabling heterogeneity analysis of various cells/clones and their response to different drugs.

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2008. Vol. 29, no 6, 1219-1227 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-102562DOI: 10.1002/elps.200700536ISI: 000254882800003PubMedID: 18288779OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-102562DiVA: diva2:216381
Available from: 2009-05-08 Created: 2009-05-08 Last updated: 2012-03-15Bibliographically approved

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