Single-cell analysis

Cell sorting chip using deterministic lateral displacement (DLD)

The single-cell analysis (SCA) market

One of the younger markets Micronit is active in is single-cell analysis. This is the study of isolated cells, by pointing out critical differences between cells in a genetically identical population. Precisely these deviations can provide important facts about a person’s health. Single-cell analysis is an emerging field in many life science-related areas, especially in chronic disease and cancer studies. SCA is performed on human, animal, and microbial cells. Human cell research covers by far the largest part of the market.

Micronit has expert in-house knowledge of essential technologies for single-cell analysis, such as cell sorting techniques and droplet-based microfluidics. As a developer and manufacturer of microfluidic devices, we can deliver integrated sample-to-answer platforms.


All trends in the single-cell analysis market revolve around combining the different steps of isolating the desired cell and conducting immensely detailed research on it. For more info on these trends, see our articles:

Application areas

Large numbers of individual cell measurements can be performed in order to examine and measure the contents and processes of a specific cell. These data provide insightful information in disciplines such as oncology, immunology, neurology, and stem cell biology. Techniques as non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection are already fairly well-known application areas of single-cell analysis.

End users

SCA gradually finds its way from research labs to biotech companies, hospitals and diagnostic labs. Other end users in this market are cell banks and IVF centers.

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