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Union Biometrica, Inc. to exhibit at the Allied Genetics 2016 Conference in Orlando, FL

July 7, 2016

The COPAS FP platform is designed for the measurement of objects ranging in size from 20–1500 microns (diameter). Each of the four COPAS FP models features a fixed, specially engineered fluidic path, flow cell and optics optimized for a specific subset of that size range to provide maximum speed, accuracy, resolution and throughput, depending on the application. Instruments can dispense objects either into bulk receptacles or multiwell plates.  For more detail and to see a video on COPAS FP go to: http://www.unionbio.com/copas/


The Large Particle Sampler (LP Sampler) is the only automated sample introduction system designed specifically for gentle handling of large, fragile objects up to 1500 microns in diameter. It is capable of gently aspirating those samples from multiwell plates or a petri dish and delivering them intact and viable to the BioSorter or COPAS FP systems.


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://http://www.unionbio.com/vast/


More information regarding the meeting can be found at: http://www.genetics2016.org/


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.


Peer reviewed journal papers referencing our instruments can be viewed using the links below.


Publications related to the VAST BioImager can be view at:

 

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