Successful development of a precision device to suck intracellular substances at ease

(Japan Science and Technology Agency) A development team of Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed a suction device which can automatically suck up intracellular substances. The device sucks up the target substances from the specific locations of the objective cells, which had been selected based on user-defined conditions beforehand, to analyze by mass spectroscopy. This technology will be able to put Single-cell mass spectroscopy analysis into practical use.