Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe
Fluigent is attending the Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2018
Date: Tuesday, 5 June 2018 – Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Don’t miss it, on Wednesday Marine Verhulsel, Life Sciences Product Manager, will be giving a presentation on Single Cell Manipulation and Detection. The presentation will focus on how #microfluidics is emerging as a powerful tool to manipulate single cells with many examples such as cell tension measurement, cell encapsulation or circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection.
Wednesday, 6 June 2018 at 16:00
Microfluidics has emerged as a powerful tool to manipulate cells at single cell level. These manipulations have been extensively used to evaluate the degree of heterogeneity of a population. Cell to cell variability can be quantified in terms of genetics, transcriptomics or biomechanics. In this context, Fluigent has developed highly sensitive and stable instruments which allow for the measurement of single cell tension within a tissue through pipette micro-aspiration. This technique is economical, easy to use and non-invasive compared to traditional AFM, cytoindenter and optical tweezers. Regarding proteomic and genetic analysis, Fluigent has also designed a droplet chip for single cell encapsulation. Decreased volumes (down to picoliters), reduced costs, higher sensitivity and throughput, faster sample processing and readout are valuable benefits of this technology. Finally, identifying specific single cells out of a patient sample can also be determinant for diagnostic applications. High surface to volume ratio related to microfluidics enables detection of rare biomarkers. Increased sensitivity and ability to fully automate protocols using Fluigent products will be presented in the context of circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection.