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Programmable Microfluidics

Next generation single cell analysis

We are developing a revolutionary microfluidic platform that can manipulate individual microscopic droplets encapsulating cells with unprecedented flexibility. The droplets can be organised to perform massively parallel, sequential assays with multiple readouts. The droplets remain individually addressable allowing specific droplets of interest to be rapidly dispensed whilst maintaining viable cells in the dispensed droplets.

Finding rare events

The Lightcast platform is designed to have a high throughput and will be ideally suited to finding one in 10,000 or one in 100,000 events. We anticipate applications in a wide range of fields including:

  • Drug discovery

    Applications in biologics and small molecule drug discovery workflows
  • Cell line development

    Ideally suited to CRISPR and other screening workflows
  • Next-gen cell biology

    Opportunities in a wide range of emerging fields including synthetic biology and cell therapy