Journal of Nanomaterials / 2015 / Article / Fig 5

Research Article

Iterative Cellular Screening System for Nanoparticle Safety Testing

Figure 5

Electric Cell-Substrate Impedance Sensing of NIH-3T3 cells (a, b) and A549 cells (c, d) to monitor nanoparticle toxicity. The cells were grown to confluence before nanoparticle exposure. Dynamic changes in the impedance signal of NIH-3T3 cells to 0 and 20 μg/mL suspensions of ZnO-NP (a) or TiO2-NP (b) are displayed. For A549 cells the effect of 40 μg/mL of ZnO-NP (c) and TiO2-NP (d) was investigated. Cell-free medium with nanoparticles was used as reference. The measurements were performed with a 16 kHz ac source. The time point for nanoparticle addition is indicated with the black arrow. Data points are means ± SD for .
(a) NIH-3T3 cells
(b) NIH-3T3 cells
(c) A549 cells
(d) A549 cells

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