In many applications of cell biology, separation of cells from a heterogenous population to an enriched population of specific target cells is necessary to answer relevant scientific questions. At times, this is a difficult task as cells different in function often times are similar in size, morphology, and other physical traits. Development of
cell sorting methodologies that are simple, fast, high throughput, and non-invasive are needed for a range
of cellular applications including cell-based therapy and gene expression analysis.1 Currently, the most common
cell separation techniques involve separating populations based on cell size, density, electric charge, and antibody dependent, magnetic or fluorescence activation.