The invention relates to methods and devices for forming a concentration gradient of a reagent for use in chemotactic evaluation. A flow passage is provided and defined at least in part by a substrate having a target region on a surface thereof. A concentration gradient of a reagent is formed over the target region by controlled delivery of a fluid containing the reagent in laminar flow through the flow passage and over the target region. The concentration gradient is suitable for chemotactic evaluation. Typically, the inventive methods and devices are employed to evaluate the chemotactic interaction between a candidate compound and a monolayer of immobilized cells.
|Publication status||Published - 2003|