Union Biometrica, Inc. to exhibit at the American Society for Cell Biology 2014 Meeting
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 because of the low sample pressures, low shear forces and the gentle air sorting mechanism. An LP Sampler (Large Particle auto-Sampler) can be added to automatically load samples from multiwell plates to the BioSorter for analysis and re-sorting. 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. 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: http://www.unionbio.com/vast/
Information regarding the meeting is available at: http://www.ascb.org/meetings/
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) 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.
- Examples of Cell and Cell Cluster analysis - including large delicate cells and cell clusters– are available at: http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=39.
- Union Biometrica collaborates with research laboratories around the world on a broad range of applications. To view a list of Application Notes regarding large delicate cells and cell clusters go to: http://www.unionbio.com/applications/notes.aspx?id=13
Peer reviewed journal papers referencing our COPAS and BioSorter instruments can be viewed using the links below.
- Flow Cytometry- D. rerio (zebrafish) - http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=32
Publications related to the VAST BioImager can be view at:
- VAST - D. rerio (zebrafish) - http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=56