Reveal cell function with
single-cell resolution

Xdrop is changing how we look at cells and DNA.

Application areas for Xdrop

The Xdrop platform uses microfluidics technology to encapsulate biomolecules in double-emulsion droplets. This approach enables a wide range of single cell functional assays and genomic analyses. Compatible with both flow cytometers and sorters, Xdrop offers a versatile solution for functional and molecular analysis.


Explore immune cell function in single cell format assays, including cytokine, granzyme B, and cell killing assays.


Transform discovery workflows. Effortlessly encapsulate single cell libraries, enhancing the speed of your screening campaigns.

Cell line development

Elevate cell line development workflow. Encapsulate and screen single mammalian cells for enhanced antibody production.


Advance genomics workflows with precise single DNA fragment encapsulation. Ideal for insert validation and targeted enrichments.

Enable high-throughput functional analysis in a single cell format with Xdrop technology.

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What is Xdrop?

The Xdrop and Xdrop Sort are droplet microfluidics instruments capable of compartmentalizing single cells in droplets. Cells can be cultured and assayed within the droplets, retaining any secreted proteins or molecules.

Uniquely, our platform enables the analysis and sorting of these droplets on flow cytometer and sorters, making it ideal for cell function assays. 

How does Xdrop work?

Xdrop technology specializes in double emulsion droplet generation. These droplets are dispersed in an aqueous phase, ensuring compatibility with flow cytometers.

This significantly broadens the range of assays achievable, enabling the analysis of secreted antibodies, cytokines, and other proteins, all confined within the droplets. It also facilitates the analysis of cell-cell interactions and cell killing assays, empowering the field of immunotherapy

Discover our latest eBook

Discover the latest Drug Target Review’s eBook entitled “Reveal Cell Function With Single-Cell Resolution” and explore the synergy of microfluidics technology and single cell format flow cytometry for unprecedented insights into immune cell populations’ heterogeneity.

See how our Xdrop DE50 droplets can be used to encapsulate individual immune cells and deliver them for incubation, analysis, and retrieval.

Get a chance to win a loan of an Xdrop

Apply to our grant program and get a chance to win a 6 months loan of an Xdrop.

The grant program supports investigator-initiated studies and education projects that would benefit from droplet technologies such as single-cell functional analyses. 

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Xdrop support

Contact our dedicated support team, which includes field application scientists, cell biologists, and microfludics experts, to discuss your workflow needs. They can help you plan your experiments, from deciding on the best media and fluorophores to discussing downstream analyses.

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