Micromanipulation and microinjection

Micromanipulation and microinjection can be used to induce local pressure and wounding of cells. Furthermore, specific dyes and drugs can be injected into single cells to analyze the consequences within the injected cell and its neighbours. Intracellular ion measurement also uses the micromanipulation equipment and shows a cell`s reaction to external stress according to changes in the ion content.
The above methods require very skillful handling and a lot of practice. In our laboratory, micromanipulation and microinjection techniques can be conveniently combined with video equipment to monitor dynamic processes and reorganizations of cells and their contents.

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