Separation of Living and Dead Cells by Dielectrophoresis

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Science  29 Apr 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3722, pp. 647-649
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3722.647-a


High-frequency non-uniform electric fields were used to cause selective dielectrophoresis of yeast cells in an aqueous medium. Living cells separated from admixed dead ones remained viable after the separation process.