An integrated microfluidic immunophenotyping platform has been developed by Assistant Professor Jianping Fu, Professor Katsuo Kurabayashi, and co-workers for rapid and efficient isolation, enrichment, stimulation and functional immunophenotyping of subpopulations of immune cells from minute amounts of blood samples. Such an innovative tool will allow comprehensive and systems-level immune monitoring to define and characterize the “immune status” of healthy individuals and patients, critical for clinical interventions and managements of patients with immune system disorders and other immune diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis (TB).
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