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Union Biometrica, Inc. to exhibit at the New England Cytometry Users Group in Cambridge, MA

October 3, 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 BioSorter flow cytometer is designed to provide the flexibility for working with samples ranging in sizes from 10 to 1500 microns.  This very broad range of sizes includes many interesting types of cells, cell clusters and even whole organisms. These samples can be analyzed and dispensed intact owing to the low sample pressures, low shear forces and the gentle sorting mechanism. For more detail and to see a video on BioSorter go to: http://www.unionbio.com/biosorter/

The VAST BioImager system, automates the tedious step of positioning 2-7 dpf zebrafish larvae for imaging. The system gently 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. Additionally the VAST can be mounted on a high resolution upright microscope for high content bright field or fluorescent imaging at the cellular level.  For more detail and to see a video on VAST go to: http://www.unionbio.com/vast/

More information regarding the meeting can be found at: https://newenglandcytometry.com/meetings/2016-necyto-fallmeeting/

About Union Biometrica, Inc.

Large Particle Flow Cytometry for Gentle Sorting -- Union Biometrica offers tools for high throughput research of bead based assays, stem cells and cell clusters (iPS cells and embryoid bodies as well as other types of large cells / cell clusters including adipocytes, neurospheres, duct cells and pancreatic islets) plus model organisms (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.
•    Bead Based Assays: http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=38     •    Stem Cells and Cell Clusters: http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=39
•    D. rerio (zebrafish): http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=32
•    C. elegans (roundworms):http://http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=30

 

 

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