Research

The PolyCell group are currently involved in the following research activities:
Polymer chip for automated ion-channel studies
We collaborate with Sophion Bioscience on developing an automated cell analysis system for screening of drug compounds, using patch-clamp analysis of whole cells. Our research focuses on methods to reduce unwanted drug attachment onto polymer surfaces in macro- and microsystems.
Thin film coating to prevent adsorption of drugs and biomolecules
On-chip selection of immune cells
For cheaper and more efficient cancer immunotherapy, we are working on a disposable polymer chip to sort, culture and release immune cells, using micro-patterning of proteins and nano-replication of the culture surface.
Cell migration in 3D microfabricated scaffolds
In a joint effort with Herlev University Hospital, we investigate migration of immune cells in collagen gels and microstructured polymer scaffolds of precise pore size and chemistry, to study how pore size and chemical signals in the extracellular environment influence cell migration.
Woodpile structure with pore size of 8 x 8 um2 
Individualized chemotherapy
The IndiTreat project aims at improving chemotherapeutic treatment of patients suffering from colorectal cancer. Efforts in the PolyCell group focus on the development of new cell culture substrates, drug containment and release strategies, and device validation techniques.
Chemotherapeutic cell dosing array
http://www.nanotech.dtu.dk/research-mega/forskningsgrupper/polycell/research
26 SEPTEMBER 2017