Main Question or Discussion Point
I'm taking microfabrication right now and we will be making a flow cytometer on a chip. My question is--are the statistics that come from something microfabricated as good as the larger version? The idea is to use less reagents, materials, and sample, but if you use less sample can you generate the same quality of statistics? A flow cytometer can generate massive amounts of statistics, but if you you use 1/100th of the amount of cells for a cytometer on a chip will your data be as good?