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Union Biometrica, Inc. to exhibit at the 20th International C. elegans Conference in Los Angeles, CA

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.

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 COPAS FP system.

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About Union Biometrica, Inc.

Large Particle Flow Cytometry for Gentle Sorting of Model Organisms  - Union Biometrica offers tools for high throughput research of model organisms such as C.elegans, Drosophila embryos and larvae, early stages of zebrafish, 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 the sorting of C.elegans using our COPAS and BioSorter instruments can be viewed using the link below.

    C. elegans (roundworms)

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

    C. elegans (roundworms) -



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