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The BioSorter flow cytometer is designed to provide the flexibility for working with samples ranging in sizes from 1 to 1500 microns. These samples can be analyzed and dispensed intact owing to the low sample pressures, low shear forces and the gentle sorting mechanism. Union Biometrica has developed an autosampler, LP Sampler, which automatically loads samples from multiwell plates to the BioSorter for analysis and resorting. For more detail and to see a video on BioSorter go to: http://www.unionbio.com/biosorter/
VAST BioImager, for automated imaging of 2-7 dpf zebrafish larvae, meets the growing needs of researchers studying zebrafish by allowing zebrafish handling and cellular-resolution imaging tasks to be automated. The system mechanically 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. Our LP Sampler 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/
About Union Biometrica, Inc.
Large Particle Flow Cytometry for Gentle Sorting -- Union Biometrica offers tools for high throughput research of 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), plus bead based assays, stem cells and cell clusters (iPS cells and embryoid bodies as well as other types of large cells / cell clusters). 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.
- Flow Cytometry- D. rerio (zebrafish) - http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=32
- C. Elegans – (roundworms) - http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=30
- Cell and Cell Cluster analysis - including large delicate cells and cell clusters– are available at: http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=39.
Publications related to the VAST BioImager can be view at:
- VAST - D. rerio (zebrafish) - http://www.unionbio.com/publications/publication.aspx?id=56