Accession Number:

ADA364055

Title:

Instrumentation for the Center for Cellular Mechanics.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 98-1 Jun 99

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

An integrated workstation for studying cellular mechanics has been installed for the purpose of educating students and conducting research on how information is mechanically processed in living cells. The integrated workstation consists of manipulator tools that can be used to probe living cells with mechanical force while they are in the view of a microscope. The instrumentation is expected to enhance ONR funded research on cell-based biosensors by helping to establish a scientific basis for observations that have been made of pronounced toxicological perturbations of the mechanical transport of information in cells. The instrumentation will also serve as a focal point for improving the capabilities of scientists and engineers at Oregon State University to conduct defense-oriented microdevice research that is inspired by the very small machinery of living cells.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE