There are many ways to look cells and inside components. At HCS Pharma we know well fluorescent microscopy in “classical” or “confocal” conditions but we are always interesting by others technologies and Cellular seismology is really promising !

In the video from CRCHUM & University of Montréal (Canada) we will see how to observe “cell quake” and why it is so useful to measure cell elasticity.

With simple equipment consisting of a standard microscope, micropipettes and a high-speed camera, the researchers developed a revolutionary method of observing, in real time, the displacements and forces present in mouse oocytes. According to Greg FitzHarris, a researcher at the CRCHUM, Université de Montréal professor and one of the project’s collaborators, “with this new cellular imaging method, we will be able to investigate new mechanisms involved in cell division during embryo formation”.

Source : Cellular seismology: Putting vibrations on the map