People from BioMEMS research group @ University of auckland stated that
Their most recent work (Wlodkowic D, Khoshmanesh K, Sharpe JC, Darzynkiewicz Z, Cooper JM. Apoptosis goes on a chip: advances in the microfluidic analysis of programmed cell death. Anal Chem. 2011 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]) provides an innovative summary of the recent advances in miniaturized chip-based devices for the analysis of programmed cell death.it provides future prospects of the Lab-on-a-Chip devices with wide reaching perspectives in anti-cancer drug discovery and high-throughput cell-based screening routines.
Recent years have brought enormous progress in cell-based lab-on-a-chip technologies, allowing dynamic studies of cell death with an unprecedented accuracy. As interest in the microfabricated technologies for cell-based bioassays is rapidly gaining momentum, we highlight the most promising technologies that provide a new outlook for the rapid assessment of programmed and accidental cell death and are applicable in drug discovery, high-content drug screening, and personalized clinical diagnostics