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Union Biometrica, Inc. to exhibit at SLAS 2015 in Washington, DC

February 2, 2015

We invite you to join Rock Pulak, PhD for his presentation entitled: VAST BioImager™ - instrumentation for automation of zebrafish larvae image collection at the Late Night with LRIG Innovation Session on Monday February 9 from 6:30-8:30 in Room 147.

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.  An LP Sampler module 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: www.unionbio.com/vast/

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. We will be available at the meeting to discuss some new applications of the BioSorter, including the use of large delicate cells such as adipocytes and plant protoplasts, cell clusters such as mammalian neurospheres, plant calli and fungal pellets, in addition to cells encapsulated within hydrogel particles. These samples can be analyzed and dispensed intact owing to the low sample pressures, low shear forces and the gentle sorting mechanism. The LP Sampler can be added to transfer samples from multiwell plates to the BioSorter for analysis and resorting.

 

Additional information regarding the meeting is available at: slas2015.org/

 

About Union Biometrica, Inc.

In addition to the VAST BioImager system, Union Biometrica offers Large Particle Flow Cytometers for high throughput research of model organisms (early stages of zebrafish, Medaka, C.elegans, Drosophila embryos and larvae, sea urchin embryos, Xenopus eggs and embryos, Daphnia, various marine larvae and zooplankton), plus bead based assays, stem cells and cell clusters (iPS cells and embryoid bodies as well as other types of large cells / cell clusters). The COPAS™ and BioSorter Large Particle Flow Cytometers are designed 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 viewed at:

    VAST - D. rerio (zebrafish) -www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx

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

·         Bead Based Assays: www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx        

·         Stem Cells and Cell Clusters: www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx

·         D. rerio (zebrafish): www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx

·         C. elegans (roundworms): www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx

 

 

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