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Research in Single Cell Manipulations and Measurement at MIT focuses on innovations that enable precise definition of individual cell states, and techniques that span microfluidics, single cell transcriptomics, and super-resolution imaging.
His technology platforms have benefited genomics, diagnostics and drug screening.
Microfluidics — the science of manipulating tiny amounts of fluid through channels — has been widely used in fields such as genomics, where it has helped to enable high-speed sequencing. Several years ago, Paul Blainey started to wonder why microfluidics was not used for drug screening, another application that requires analyzing huge amounts of samples quickly.