The Dielectrophoresis Network

at the University of Surrey


Dielectrophoreis is the induced motion of suspended particles (such as cells, nanotubes, proteins and so on) due to interaction with non-uniform electric fields.  It can be used to characterise, manipulate and separate these particles. The dielectrophoresis group at the University of Surrey was established in 1999.  It has produced nearly 70 papers in the field of dielectophoresis and related phenomena, three books and six patents - and have been cited over 3500 times.  Our expertise is in the development of low-cost, robust technology for dielectrophoresis appications, and in the application of dielectrophoresis to the measurement of electrophysiology in cancer, stem cells, drug discovery and diagnosis.  Our aim is to make dielectrophoresis-based technology that one day, everyone will use.

It is also the home of the DEP-Well technology now commercially available for dielectrophoretic characterisation of cells, now marketed under the DEPtech 3DEP brand (for more, click on the "3DEP" logo on the left).  Use the navigation buttons on the left to find out about who we are, and what we do.

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