Microfluidics cell sorting In collaboration with Dr Warkiani group in UNSW, we aim to develop novel microfludic devices for various applications including cell sorting. Cell sorting is critical for many applications ranging from stem cell research to cancer therapy. Isolation and fractionation of cells using microfluidic platforms have been flourishing areas of development in recent years. The need for efficient and high-throughput cell enrichment, which is an essential preparatory step in many chemical and biological assays, has led to the recent development of numerous microscale separation techniques. We have pioneered some inertial microfluidic platforms for various applications, including separation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood, enrichment of malaria parasite and fractionation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
Spiral microfluidics for separation of cancer cells from blood. (courtesy of www.warkianilab.com)