In cellular research (cellomics or cytology), lab-on-a-chip is used for cell counting, cell sorting and cell growth. Micronit chips are used in cell sorters allowing optical cell sorting of up to 1 billion cells per hour!
The application of microfluidics in cellomics has many advantages. It leads to a decrease in reagent volumes and reaction time. Moreover, it enables accurate dosing methods and it increases the reproducibility of analysis.