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Union Biometrica, Inc. to preview VASTâ„¢ (Vertebrate Automated Screening Technology) at the 10th International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics.

June 12, 2012

Based on the technology from the Yanik Lab at MIT1,2, VAST™ will allow even the most demanding zebrafish handling and cellular-resolution imaging tasks, and high-throughput high-content screens to be automatically performed using zebrafish larvae.
Please visit us at Table #411 for more VAST™ details.
Not attending the meeting? You can visit us on the web at or contact us at to talk to one of our applications scientists regarding your sample requirements.
Information regarding the meeting is available at:
Background publications re VAST™ can be found at:
1.     Nature Methods, 2010, 7 600-601 and 634-636, Carlos Pardo-Martin, Tsung-Yao Chang, Bryan Kyo Koo, Cody L Gilleland, Steven C Wasserman and Mehmet Fatih Yanik
2.     Lab Chip, 2012, 12 711-716, Tsung-Yao Chang, Carlos Pardo-Martin, Amin Allalou, Carolina Wählby and Mehmet Fatih Yanik
About Union Biometrica, Inc.
Union Biometrica designs and markets Large Particle Flow Cytometers (COPAS™ and BioSorter®) for objects that are too large / too fragile for traditional cytometers and offer an alternative to manual sorting under a microscope. These systems sort and dispense objects based on size and fluorescent parameters. Automating this process offers increased speed, sensitivity, quantification, and repeatability of experiments. 
Peer reviewed journal papers referencing the sorting of zebrafish using our COPAS™ and BioSorter® instruments can be viewed using the links below.


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