Biomolecular Tweezers Figure (image) Georgia Institute of Technology Caption Schematic A shows the chip layout, with circular nickel pads (blue), which can be magnetized by an external magnet flanked by interdigitated gold electrodes (red). Schematic B shows paramagnetic beads introduced to the chip surface by microfluidics and loaded onto the magnetic pads by magnetic manipulation, facilitating the formation of bead surface tethers via antibody-antigen interactions. Schematic C shows interactions probed by application of sufficient nDEP force to displace non-specifically bound beads, but not specifically bound beads. Schematic D shows how the devices are fabricated. Credit Image courtesy of Lizhi Cao Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.