Biochips—New Platforms for Cell-Based Immunological Assays

Ning Shao, Lidong Qin

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Considerable advances have been witnessed in the development of biochips that seek to realize various types of immune cell analysis on microscale platforms and enhance both basic and applied immunological research beyond the capability of conventional methods. Here, state-of-the-art designs and examples for biochip-based analysis and manipulation of immune cells are reviewed, and the potential of this emerging technology to enhance the understanding of immunology and improve disease diagnosis and treatment is discussed. In particular, some of the recent advances in this field, along with the challenges that must be addressed for these technologies, and their potential in precision medicine are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1700254
JournalSmall Methods
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • biochips
  • immune cells
  • microfluidics
  • precision medicine
  • single-cell analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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