Sound waves show promise in isolating tumor cells

08/29/2014 | Gizmag

A team of researchers has developed a method for separating tumor cells from white blood cells using sound waves. The device uses sound to create multiple pressure points in a microfluidic device to group cells based on size and density. The method separated 71% of breast cancer cells in a test, the study team reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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