The prevailing approach to cellular molecular analyte investigations employs lysis. Using analogies with automobiles, we explain how current practise ridicules cellular individuality and meaningful variation. Single cell analysis and micro total analysis system (μTAS) prospects are discussed. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Lab on a Chip: miniaturisation for chemistry, physics, biology, materials science and bioengineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|