Thin-film semiconductor devices as switching elements are perfect fit for electrodes-array based digital microfluidics. With support of large-area electronics technology, high-resolution digital droplets (diameter around 100 μm) contains single cell can be generated by pre-programmable addressing signals. Single-cell generation and manipulation is a foundation of single-cell research, which demands ease of operation, multifunctional and accurate tools. Herein, we report an active-matrix digital microfluidic platform for single-cell generation and manipulation enabled by large-area electronics technology. The active device contains 26,368 electrodes that can be independently addressed to perform parallel and simultaneous droplets and even single cells manipulation. An on-chip generated single droplet volume limit of 500 pL has been reported, proving the continuous and stable movement of the droplet containing cells for over 1 hour. Furthermore, the success rate of single droplet formation can be higher than 98% and able to generate around 10 single cells within 10 seconds. A pristine single cell generation rate of 29% is achieved without any further sorting process
摘要：Electrochemical impedance biosensors measure the impedance varies of the solution during the biochemical process, so it can realize label-free biological detection. However, the biological signal to be detected is very weak, thus requiring signal amplification circuit. Printed organic thin film transistor (OTFT) has many advantages such as low cost, flexible bending, biocompatibility, which is suitable for biological detection. This work built up amplification circuit for electrochemical impedance test based on OTFT, different concentrations of phosphate buffer solution (PBS) used as test samples were measured with the above circuit. The results show that OTFT-based circuit has a good implementation of signal amplification, which lay a foundation for the application of printed OTFT in the electrochemical impedance biosensors.