A microfabricated fluorescence-activated cell sorter

  title={A microfabricated fluorescence-activated cell sorter},
  author={Anne Yen-Chen Fu and Charles Spence and Axel Scherer and Frances H. Arnold and Stephen R Quake},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
We have demonstrated a disposable microfabricated fluorescence-activated cell sorter (μFACS) for sorting various biological entities. Compared with conventional FACS machines, the μFACS provides higher sensitivity, no cross-contamination, and lower cost. We have used μFACS chips to obtain substantial enrichment of micron-sized fluorescent bead populations of differing colors. Furthermore, we have separated Escherichia coli cells expressing green fluorescent protein from a background of… CONTINUE READING