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Union Biometrica, Inc. to launch the new VAST BioImager at the 8th European Zebrafish Meeting in Barcelona, Spain

The following presentation will discuss research being done using the VAST BioImager:
PL01-O3Hyperdimensional vertebrate phenotyping with high-throughput
micron-resolution whole-animal tomography
Carlos Pardo Martín, Amin Allalou, Peter Eimon, Carolina Wählby, Fatih Yanik
(Advances in Imaging 9.00 - 10.30am, Plenary session, 01Auditorium)
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:
Background publications on the VAST BioImager:
        1.     Nature Methods, 2010, 7 600-601 and 634-636, Carlos Pardo-Martin, Tsung-Yao Chang, Bryan Kyo Koo, Cody L Gilleland, Steven C Wasserman and Mehmet Fatih Yanik
        2.     Lab Chip, 2012, 12 711-716, Tsung-Yao Chang, Carlos Pardo-Martin, Amin Allalou, Carolina Wählby and Mehmet Fatih Yanik
Additional information regarding the meeting is available at:
About Union Biometrica, Inc.
Large Particle Flow Cytometry for Gentle Sorting of Model Organisms --Union Biometrica offers tools for high throughput research of model organism such as 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. 
Publications related to the VAST BioImager can be view at:
Peer reviewed journal papers referencing the sorting of zebrafish using our COPAS and BioSorter instruments can be viewed using the link below.


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