Union Biometrica, Inc. to exhibit at the Southeast Regional Society for Developmental Biology Meeting in Nashville, TN
This year’s keynote speakers will be Frank Costantini, Ph.D. from the Columbia University Medical Center and Lynn Riddiford, Ph.D. from the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus (VA). Dr. Costantini studies kidney tissue morphogenesis and the molecules involved in constructing the elaborate three-dimensional structures of this organ system. Dr. Riddiford investigates the development of the nervous system and its affect on behavior in Drosophila adults. These two presentations will highlight what is sure to be a terrific meeting of investigators exploring the field of development biology.
Additional information regarding the meeting is available at: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/devbio/2013southeastregionalsdbmeeting.html
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 microscope for high content bright field or fluorescent imaging at the cellular level. For more detail see: http://www.unionbio.com/vast/
Large Particle Flow Cytometry for Gentle Sorting of Model Organisms --Union Biometrica offers tools for high throughput research of model organism 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 model organisms using our COPAS™ and BioSorter® instruments can be viewed using the links below.
- C. elegans (roundworms) -http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=30
- D. melanogaster (fruit fly) - http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=31
- D. rerio (zebrafish) -http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=32