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Union Biometrica, Inc. to showcase its VAST BioImager® and BioSorter™ technologies at the SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting in Nantes, France

May 18, 2016

VAST BioImager meets the growing needs of toxicology researchers studying zebrafish by allowing zebrafish handling and cellular-resolution imaging tasks to be automated. The system mechanically loads each larva into a capillary, positions it laterally, and then rotates it in the field of view of the on-board camera for organ level imaging. Alternately the VAST can be mounted on a high resolution upright microscope for high content bright field or fluorescent imaging at the cellular level.  Our LP Sampler can be added to the system to gently aspirate larvae from multi-well plates of many different formats such as 24-, 96-, 384-well and deliver them one at a time to VAST for imaging.  This allows for increased throughput of high content assays and screens.  For more detail and to see a video on VAST go to: http://www.unionbio.com/vast/


The meeting will be held at the La Cite Nantes Congress Center in Nantes, France from May 22-26, 2016.  More information can be found at: http://nantes.setac.eu/?contentid=851


About Union Biometrica, Inc.

Large Particle Flow Cytometry for Gentle Sorting of Model Organisms -- Union Biometrica offers tools for high throughput research of model organism such as early stages of zebrafish, C.elegans, Drosophila embryos and larvae, sea urchin embryos, Xenopus eggs and embryos, Daphnia, various marine larvae and zooplankton. We provide 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. These systems analyze and sort objects based on size and fluorescent parameters. Automating this process offers increased speed, sensitivity, quantification, and repeatability of experiments.

Publications related to the VAST BioImager can be view at:

Peer reviewed journal papers referencing the sorting of zebrafish using our COPAS and BioSorter instruments can be viewed using the link below.

 

 

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