Microfluidic cellular diagnostics
Microfluidic devices provide the perfect environment for interaction with biological cells. Whether the requirement is to measure the presence, health, response to stimulus or contents of a cell, microfluidics enables an unrivalled level of precision and accuracy in performing measurements on single cells or vast populations.
Typical cells are just a few microns across. It logically follows that devices designed to interact with cells need to be constructed with micro-engineered features of a similar scale. Precise manipulation of cells also requires a highly controlled fluidic environment. This places high precision microfluidic devices at the forefront of cellular diagnostic techniques.
A range of cellular microfluidic building blocks allow control of the cell’s position and environment and allow an in-situ or post processing measurement to occur with little to no manual interaction. This, for example, allows a high level of control be achieved in selecting, lysing and analysing the contents of a single cell, or culturing, labelling and imaging a cell population with high throughput.
Microfluidic cellular diagnostics applications are quite broad and often also incorporate other diagnostic parallel techniques in a hybridised or ‘multiplexed’ product.
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