We developed a micropatterned photodegradable hydrogel array integrated with reconfigurable microfluidics to enable cell secretion analysis and cell retrieval at the single-cell level. The activity of protease molecules secreted from single cells was monitored using FRET peptides entrapped inside microfabricated compartments. Antibody-modified gel islands tethering cells to the surface could be degraded by UV exposure to release specific single cells of interest.
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- Biomedical Engineering