Encoded microparticles have great potential in small-volume multiplexed assays. It is important to link the micro-level assays to the macro-level by indexing and manipulating the microparticles to enhance their versatility. There are technologies to actively manipulate the encoded microparticles, but none is capable of directly manipulating the encoded microparticles with homogeneous physical properties. Here, we report the image-based laser-induced forward transfer system for active manipulation of the graphically encoded microparticles. By demonstrating the direct retrieval of the microparticles of interest, we show that this system has the potential to expand the usage of encoded microparticles.

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