Microfluidic and Compartmentalized Platforms for Neurobiological Research

  • Emilia Biffi

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 103)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Designs and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paola Occhetta, Emilia Biffi, Marco Rasponi
      Pages 25-38
    3. Jonathan West, Ngoc-Duy Dinh, Heike Hardelauf, Ya-Yu Chiang, Tracey A. Newman, Mariana Vargas-Caballero et al.
      Pages 39-56
  3. Axonal Guidance and Manipulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Prasanna Sakha, Cecilia Brunello, Joonas Heikkinen, Ville Jokinen, Henri J. Huttunen
      Pages 59-81
    3. Ting Huang, Russell K. Pirlo, Wan Qin, Yongliang Lin, Lina Wei, Lucas Schmidt et al.
      Pages 83-104
    4. Sara J. Fenstermacher, Maria F. Pazyra-Murphy, Rosalind A. Segal
      Pages 105-124
  4. Manipulation of Synapses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
  5. Interaction of Different Cell Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Jaewon Park, Sunja Kim, Jianrong Li, Arum Han
      Pages 149-159
    3. Estrela Neto, Diogo Paramos-de-Carvalho, Ana Henriques Lourenço, Paulo Aguiar, Meriem Lamghari
      Pages 161-179
    4. Katherine A. Southam, Anna E. King, Catherine A. Blizzard, Graeme H. McCormack, Tracey C. Dickson
      Pages 181-193
  6. Pharmacological Manipulation and Screening

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Yufei Ren, Anja Kunze, Philippe Renaud
      Pages 197-215
    3. Giulia Regalia, Emilia Biffi, Marco Rasponi, Alessandra Pedrocchi
      Pages 217-230
    4. Amol D. Jadhav, Wei Li, Zhen Xu, Peng Shi
      Pages 231-245
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-248

About this book


This volume presents cutting-edge techniques to design, fabricate and use compartmentalized microfluidic devices. Chapters encompass axon guidance and manipulation, compartmentalized devices for synapse manipulation, cell populations interaction either in physiological or pathological condition, and compartmentalized devices for pharmacological research and drug discovery. Written in the popular Neuromethods series style, chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your own laboratory.

 Authoritative and practical, Microfluidic and Compartmentalized Platforms for Neurobiological Research provides practical skills needed to fabricate, use microfluidics, and compartmentalized platforms with neuronal cell cultures as well as the strengths of these exciting devices and their precious contribution in the field of Neuroscience.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Emilia Biffi
    • 1
  1. 1.Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of Electronics, Information and BioengineeringScientific Institute IRCCS E. Medea, Bosisio Parini (LC)MilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2509-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2510-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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