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Union Biometrica to Exhibit the VAST BioImagerâ„¢ at the Fish and Amphibian Embryos as Alternative Models in Toxicology and Teratology Symposium

To learn more about our technology we invite you to visit our poster entitled: Developing Screening Assays in Zebrafish using VAST BioImager™

Additionally, Dr. Herman Spaink will be sharing his experience using our VAST BioImager during his presentation entitled: Automated zebrafish toxicology screening: effect assessment and uptake studies

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:

To learn more about the symposium which runs December 1-2, 2014 in Aulnay-sous-Bois/Paris, France go to:


About Union Biometrica, Inc.

In addition to the VAST BioImager system, Union Biometrica offers Large Particle Flow Cytometers for high throughput research of model organisms (early stages of zebrafish, Medaka, 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). The COPAS™ and BioSorter Large Particle Flow Cytometers are designed 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.

Publications related to the VAST BioImager can be view at:


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