Quantification of cellular properties from external fields and resulting induced velocity: Cellular hydrodynamic diameter

Jeffrey J. Chalmers, Seungjoo Haam, Yang Zhao, Kara McCloskey, Lee Moore, Maciej Zborowski, P. Stephen Williams

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An experimental technique is discussed in which the size distribution of a population of cells is determined by calculating each cell's settling velocity. The settling velocity is determined from microscopically obtained images which were recorded on SVHS tape. These images are then computer imaged and processed, and the cell's location and velocity are determined using a computer algorithm referred to as cell tracking velocimetry (CTV). Experimental data is presented comparing the distribution of human lymphocytes and a human breast cancer cell line, MCF-7, determined using a Coulter counter and the CTV approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-518
Number of pages10
JournalBiotechnology and Bioengineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Mar 20


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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