Cell Clinical Acoustophoresis Research Environment, Cell-CARE, ran between 2009-2014 and developed new technology for cell separation in clinical applications. It was based on microfluidics combined with acoustophoresis, a platform pioneered by the coordinator, Dr. Thomas Laurell, Lund University (Contact). Cell-CARE was funded by VINNOVA and involved four research areas:
*Circulating tumor cells in prostate cancer, headed by Dr. Hans Lilja (Lund University, University Hospital of Malmö, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY).
*Sorting out viable neurons from a cell suspension with dead and alive neurons, headed by Dr. Tomas Deierborg (Lund University).
*Haematopoietic peripheral blood stem cells for transplantation, headed by Dr. Stefan Scheding (Skåne University Hospital, Lund).
*Blood component preparation in transfusion medicine, headed by Dr. Lena Åberg (Skåne Blood Center).