Dielectrophoresis as an Adjunctive Technique for Fibroblast Cell Migration to Enhance Wound Closure


  • Nur Nasyifa Mohd Maidin
  • Revathy Deivasigamani
  • Muhamad Ramdzan Buyong
  • Ruslinda A. Rahim
  • Mohd Ambri Mohamed




This study reports on DEP-based simulation and experimental validation of polystyrene (PS) beads and fibroblast cells for primary skin cell migration for enhancing wound closure. MyDEP software was used to calculate the numerical simulation of the Clausius-Mossotti factor (CMF). In order to examine particle trajectories based on input frequencies, the finite element technique (FEM) is used. The trajectories of PS beads and fibroblast cells were experimentally assessed to verify the impact of frequency applied on the polarisation of PS beads and fibroblast cells. The outcome illustrated the potential of employing FDEP to move particles and cells to regions of high and low electric field. Fibroblast cells exhibit negative dielectrophoresis (NDEP) at a broad range of frequencies. Thus, FDEP can be utilised for frequency optimisation to enhance wound closure.


Cell Migration, Dielectrophoresis, Electrical stimulation therapy, Wound Healing




How to Cite

Nur Nasyifa Mohd Maidin, Revathy Deivasigamani, Muhamad Ramdzan Buyong, Ruslinda A. Rahim, and Mohd Ambri Mohamed, “Dielectrophoresis as an Adjunctive Technique for Fibroblast Cell Migration to Enhance Wound Closure”, IJNeaM, vol. 17, no. June, pp. 257–262, Jun. 2024.