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Union Biometrica, Inc. to exhibit at the 12th European Conference on Fungal Genetics

At the conference we invite you to view a poster from the laboratory of Prof. Sebastián Chávez on fungal genetics entitled: A new method for fungal genetics: flow cytometry of microencapsulated filamentous microcolonies. (Ana T. Marcos, Lidia Delgado-Ramos, Leyre Sánchez-Barrionuevo, Xenia Peñate, María S. Ramos-Guelfo, Francis Smet, David Cánovas and Sebatián Chávez)

The poster details how Union Biometrica’s COPAS™ large particle flow cytometer was used to sort and analyze filamentous fungi in monodispersed alginate microspheres which had been encapsulated using Cellena® Flow Focusing® technology. The flow cytometer was able to distinguish spores at various stages of germination within the alginate capsules, detect reporter gene expression, and allows for the screening of mutants that can be identified as a result of changes in these characteristics.

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Not attending the meeting?  Email our technical team at for a personalized discussion or to arrange a demonstration in your laboratory.


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. 

Application notes referencing the sorting of fungi using our instruments can be viewed via the link below.


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