Chemical Analysis of Single Cells
In this Review, we provide an overview of methods developed
for chemical analysis of single cells over the last two years.
Many biological systems contain an ensemble of cells with
heterogeneous chemistry; therefore, it is important to analyze
them on an individual basis in order to elucidate the role each cell
plays in the function of these systems. In clinical diagnostics, the
development of extremely sensitive measurements, down to
single cells, may provide the best ability for diagnoses. Single cell
analysis has, in fact, been present for quite some time.
Investigators in life sciences consider the cell as the unit of life
and so the pursuit to quantify, image, and modulate the cell has
been ongoing for decades.
scanning electrochemical microscopy