Microfluidic Manipulation Lab at the Translational Cancer Research Center "TranslaTUM" is developing miniaturized microfluidic 'lab on a chip' platforms for efficient manipulation of micro-objects, including cells, particles, droplets, and microorganisms, using MHz-frequency acoustic waves. Moreover, we are working to further the development and dissemination of a newly envisioned 'lab on a particle' technology to fabricate 3D, multi-material, amphiphilic, shape-coded particles, and utilize them to spontaneously form 100s of particle-templated drops for single cell/molecule analysis within seconds. We hope to use and promote democratization of the ‘lab on a particle’ technology for the diagnostics, therapeutics and translational cancer research.