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Union Biometrica, Inc. to Exhibit the BioSorter® at Obesity Week 2014

Recently, we have developed techniques to overcome the difficulties of analysis and sorting large delicate adipocytes (fat cells), enabling researchers to parse mature adipocytes into different populations and study the inherent differences between them, rather than treating all mature adipocytes as if they were a single population. The biology of small adipocytes will certainly differ from that of larger adipocytes and our instrumentation provides researchers a method to collect these different populations for further biological analysis.  Union Biometrica developed technological solutions to handling these delicate buoyant samples and can analyze and recover adipocytes intact and alive. 

With the BioSorter flow cytometer samples can be analyzed and dispensed intact owing to the low sample pressures, low shear forces and the gentle sorting mechanism. Union Biometrica has also developed an autosampler, LP Sampler™ that automatically transfers samples from multiwell plates to the BioSorter for analysis and resorting.

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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 (adipocytes, 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. 

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

·         Stem Cells and Cell Clusters:          



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