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Cell deformation and assessment with tunable “tug-of-war” optical tweezers

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We assess red-blood-cell (RBC) deformability under different osmotic conditions by employing novel “tug-of-war” optical tweezers. Such a photonic tool enables stable trapping and stretching of single RBCs, attaining over 15% of cell deformation.

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