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Sensors 2016, 16(2), 232;

Development of Microfluidic Systems Enabling High-Throughput Single-Cell Protein Characterization

State Key Laboratory of Transducer Technology, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
School of Science, Minzu University of China, Beijing 100081, China
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Academic Editors: Zhiping Wang and Charles Chun Yang
Received: 28 December 2015 / Revised: 21 January 2016 / Accepted: 2 February 2016 / Published: 16 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Micro/Nano Fluidic Devices and Bio-MEMS)
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This article reviews recent developments in microfluidic systems enabling high-throughput characterization of single-cell proteins. Four key perspectives of microfluidic platforms are included in this review: (1) microfluidic fluorescent flow cytometry; (2) droplet based microfluidic flow cytometry; (3) large-array micro wells (microengraving); and (4) large-array micro chambers (barcode microchips). We examine the advantages and limitations of each technique and discuss future research opportunities by focusing on three key performance parameters (absolute quantification, sensitivity, and throughput). View Full-Text
Keywords: microfluidics; single-cell analysis; protein characterization; high-throughput microfluidics; single-cell analysis; protein characterization; high-throughput

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Fan, B.; Li, X.; Chen, D.; Peng, H.; Wang, J.; Chen, J. Development of Microfluidic Systems Enabling High-Throughput Single-Cell Protein Characterization. Sensors 2016, 16, 232.

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