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Union Biometrica, Inc. to do a VAST BioImager demonstration at the NIH Flow Cytometry Interest Group Meeting

January 9, 2014

Join Dr. Rock Pulak, PhD at 3pm for a seminar entitled: “Automating image collection for zebrafish larvae – VAST BioImager and LP Sampler.”

 

VAST BioImager for zebrafish -- Replacing the tedium of manual sample positioning, the VAST BioImager automatically 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 (not inverted) microscope for high content bright field or fluorescent imaging at the cellular level.  For more detail see: http://www.unionbio.com/vast/

 

 

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. 

Background publications on the VAST BioImager:

        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  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20639868

        2.     Lab Chip, 2012, 12 711-716, Tsung-Yao Chang, Carlos Pardo-Martin, Amin Allalou, Carolina Wählby and Mehmet Fatih Yanik http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2012/lc/c1lc20849g

 

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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