The Young Researcher Collaborative Grant (YRCG) is a mini-grant application for novel project ideas independent of themes/discipline that are collaborations across different RIs.
At the A*STAR Scientific Conference on 9 November 2011, winners of the YRCG included a team comprising members from IME and IMCB working on the following project.
High throughput microelectronic cell analyzer
Rahman, A.R.A.1, Pui Tze Sian.1, Kausalya, K. P.2.
1 - Institute of Microelectronics.
2 - Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore.
The nature of the collaboration:
Researchers from IME will work closely with their counterparts in IMCB to develop a high throughput microelectronic cell analyzer. Coulter counter based cell analyzers are widely used in hematology. Commercial cell analyzers are single channel (very low throughput) and bulky desktop instruments. Through this collaboration, we will develop a small, high throughput, integrated, multi-channel cell analyzer. IME will develop silicon based integrated circuit chip. IMCB will validate the technology platform by functional testing.