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Problem Addressed

The immune system keeps the body clear of infectious viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Additionally, the immune system itself has recently been employed as a therapeutic tool against cancer by inducing a patient’s own immune system to attack and kill tumor cells. Cytotoxic immune effector cells, such as T-cells and NK cells, trigger cell death in infected or tumorigenic cells through cell-cell interactions. Previously, the only methods available to study immune cell-target cell interactions relied on pooled immune cell populations, but the vast heterogeneity of immune cell populations limits the biological relevance of these methods. This technology is a novel method of analyzing cytotoxicity with single-cell resolution