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Bioprinting 101 – Part 15 Microarrays

Written by David

April 19, 2019

DNA Microarray Setup A DNA microarray can be referred to as a DNA chip or biochip. This technology refers to a collection of microscopic DNA spots attached to a solid surface. Scientists typically use microarrays to measure the expression levels of large numbers of genes simultaneously or to genotype multiple regions of a genome. So how is this technology relevant to bioprinting? We will go through this intriguing technology and how it affects bioprinting as a whole. In terms of bioprinting, we must classify microarray bioprinting . Microarray bioprinting refers to printing cells encapsulated in hydrogels in a spatially addressable manner using automated liquid dispensing robots such as microarray spotters. An automated liquid dispensing robot refers to pipetting as well as pumping procedures done through machine automation. One can think of typical bioprinting setups with programmable syringe pumps. Microarray spotters refer to the robotic instruments used for making microarrays. […]

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