Flow Cytometry Publications - Stem Cells and Cell Clusters

Cell Cluster Sorting in Automated Differentiation of Patient-specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Towards Blood Cells

Ma et al.
May 17, 2022
Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 17 May 2022 |

Single-Cell Sorting of Non-human Primate Adipocytes with Large-particle Flow Cytometry

Robino et al.
November 04, 2021
Current Protocols,1, e271. doi: 10.1002/cpz1.271

New method of FACS analyzing and sorting of intact whole ovarian fragments (COPAS) after long time (24 h) cooling to 5 degrees C before cryopreservation

Wang et al.
December 27, 2020
Cell Tissue Bank.

Adipocyte Piezo1 Mediates Obesogenic Adipogenesis Through the FGF1/FGFR1 Signaling Pathway in Mice

ShengPeng Wang et al.
May 08, 2020
Nat Commun. 11(1):2303. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-16026-w.

Transcriptomic entropy quantifies cardiomyocyte maturation at single cell level

Kannan et al.
April 03, 2020
bioRxiv preprint: doi:

PGC1/PPAR Drive Cardiomyocyte Maturation through Regulation of Yap1 and SF3B2

Murphy et al.
February 07, 2020
bioRxiv preprint: doi:

Proteogenomic single cell analysis of skeletal muscle myocytes.

Fomchenko et al.
January 24, 2020
bioRxiv preprint: doi:

Activation of invariant natural killer T cells stimulates adipose tissue remodeling via adipocyte death and birth in obesity

Park et al.
December 01, 2019
Genes Dev. December 1, 2019 33: 1657-1672; Published in Advance November 14, 2019, doi:10.1101/gad.329557.119

Large Particle Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting Enables High-Quality Single-Cell RNA Sequencing and Functional Analysis of Adult Cardiomyocytes

Kannan et al.
August 15, 2019

Automation for analysis and handling of cell clusters, tumor spheres and organoid bodies

Pulak et al.
February 03, 2018

Analysis and sorting of cell clusters generated in Corning microcavity flasks. 

Deciphering Cell Intrinsic Properties: A Key Issue for Robust Organoid Production

Picollet-D’hahan et al.
September 17, 2017
Trends in Biotechnology. 2017 Nov;35(11):1035-1048. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.08.003. Epub 2017 Sep 17.

Endothelin-1 mediates natriuresis but not polyuria during vitamin D-induced acute hypercalcaemia

Tokonami et al.
March 27, 2017
First published: 23 March 2017, DOI: 10.1113/JP273610

Fluid shear stress increases transepithelial transport of Ca2+ in ciliated distal convoluted and connecting tubule cells

Mohammed et al.
January 18, 2017
Published online before print January 18, 2017, doi: 10.1096/fj.201600687RRR, May 2017, The FASEB Journal vol. 31 no. 5 1796-1806

A 3D Toolbox to Enhance Physiological Relevance of Human Tissue Models

Picollet-D’hahan et al.
August 04, 2016
Trends in Biotechnology. 2016 Sep;34(9):757-769. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2016.06.012. Epub 2016 Aug 4.

Urinary ß-galactosidase stimulates Ca2+ transport by stabilizing TRPV5 at the plasma membrane

Leunissen et al
January 07, 2016
Glycobiology, Volume 26, Issue 5, 1 May 2016, Pages 472–481, , Published: 07 January 2016

Controlled 3D culture in Matrigel microbeads to analyze clonal acinar development

Dolega et al.
June 01, 2015
Biomaterials. 2015 Jun;52:347-57. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.02.042. Epub 2015 Mar 3.

Protein Phosphatase 1 Inhibitor-1 Deficiency Reduces Phosphorylation of Renal NaCl Cotransporter and Causes Arterial Hypotension.

Nicolas Picard,*† Katja Trompf,* Chao-Ling Yang,‡ R. Lance Miller,§ Monique Carrel,*Dominique Loffing-Cueni,* Robert A. Fenton,|| David H. Ellison,‡ and Johannes Loffing*
April 01, 2014
J Am Soc Nephrol 25: 511-522, 2014. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2012121202

*Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurch, Zurich, Switzerland †Paris Cardiovascular Research Center, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale Unit 970, Université Paris-Descartes, Paris, France; ‡Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon; §National Heart Lung Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; and || Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus, University, Aarhus, Denmark


ISSCR 2013
Wanek, Paul¹, Smet, Francis², Haupt, Simone³, Peitz, Michael³, Bongaarts, Rico², Oliver Brüstle³, Pulak, Rock4, Zenke, Martin¹
June 13, 2013

1) Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Cell Biology, RWTH Aachen University Medical School, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, 2) Union Biometrica, Geel, Belgium, 3) Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 4) Union Biometrica, Holliston, MA, USA

Flow-based pipeline for systematic modulation and analysis of 3D tumor microenvironments.

Li CY, Wood DK, Huang JH, Bhatia SN.
April 23, 2013
Lab Chip. 2013 Apr 23;13(10):1969-78. doi: 10.1039/c3lc41300d. Epub 2013 Apr 5.

Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States.


Markadieu N, San-Cristobal P, Nair A, Lenssen E, Tudpor K, van Zeeland F, Bindels RJ, Hoenderop JG.
July 03, 2012
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2012 Jul 3.

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre.

Automated analysis and sorting of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem cells (HIPS) clusters using large particle Flow Cytometry

ISSCR 2012
Wanek, Paul², Smet, Francis¹, Peitz, Michael³, Bongaarts, Rico¹, Pulak, Rock4, Zenke, Martin²
June 14, 2012

1) Union Biometrica, Geel, Belgium, 2) Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Universitätsklinikum Aachen, RWTH, Aachen, Germany, 3) Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 4) Union Biometrica, Holliston, MA, USA

Automated neurosphere sorting and plating by the COPAS large particle sorter is a suitable method for high-throughput 3D in vitro applications

ISSCR 2012
Gassmann K.², Smet F.¹, Baumann J.², Giersiefer S.², Schreiber T.², Schuwald J.², R.Bongaarts², Fritsche E.²
June 14, 2012

2) Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Department Molecular Toxicology, Duesseldorf, Germany. 1) Union Biometrica, Geel, Belgium.

Automated neurosphere sorting and plating by the COPAS large particle sorter is a suitable method for high-throughput 3D in vitro applications

Gassmann K, Baumann J, Giersiefer S, Schuwald J, Schreiber T, Merk HF, Fritsche E.
May 02, 2012; Toxicology in Vitro Volume 26, Issue 6, September 2012, Pages 993–1000

Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Department Molecular Toxicology, Auf'm Hennekamp 50, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany.

Functional assessment of automatically sorted pancreatic islets using large particle flow cytometry.

Steffen A, Ludwig B, Krautz C, Bornstein S, Solimena M.
September 01, 2011
Islets. 2011 Sep 1;3(5):267-70. Epub 2011 Sep 1.

Department of Medicine III; Technische Universität Dresden; Dresden, Germany.

Microbial encapsulation in monodisperse hydrogel microspheres enables fast and sensitive phenotypic analyses using flow cytometers

Lidia Delgado¹, Gloria Jurado², Gema Galayo², Elena Ogalla², Lourdes Moreno³, Juan C Rodríguez-Aguilera4, Ángel Cebolla5, Carolina Sousa³, María Flores² and Sebastián Chávez¹
February 28, 2011
Conference Presentation at: La Société Française de Microbiologie et l’Association Française de Cytométrie

1) Department of Genetics, Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain. 2) Ingeniatrics Tecnologías SL, Spain. 3) Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain. 4) Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain. 5) Biomedal SL, Spain

{gamma}-Adducin Stimulates the Thiazide-sensitive NaCl Cotransporter.

Dimke H, San-Cristobal P, de Graaf M, Lenders JW, Deinum J, Hoenderop JG, Bindels RJ.
December 16, 2010
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Dec 16.

*Department of Physiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

[SA-PO2763] y-Adducin Functions as a Novel Regulator of the Thiazide-Sensitive NaCl-Cotransporter

Renal Week 2010
Henrik Dimke, Pedro San Cristobal, Mark J. J. De Graaf, Jacob (Jaap) Deinum, Jacques W. M. Lenders, Joost G. Hoenderop, Rene J. Bindels.
November 20, 2010

[F-PO1585] Distal Convoluted Tubule (DCT) Specific Transcripts Identified Using DCT Large Scale Sampling

Renal Week 2010
Nicolas Picard, R. Lance Miller, Johannes Loffing
November 19, 2010

Transgenic Mice: Beyond the Knockout.

Miller RL.
November 10, 2010
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2010 Nov 10.

1) National Institutes of Health.

Tissue engineered tumor models

M Ingram, GB Techy, BR Ward, SA Imam, R Atkinson, H Ho, CR Taylor
August 01, 2010
Biotechnic & Histochemistry, August 2010, Vol. 85, No. 4 : Pages 213-229

Serum-free scaled up expansion and differentiation of murine embryonic stem cells to osteoblasts in suspension bioreactors.

Alfred R, Gareau T, Krawetz R, Rancourt D, Kallos MS.
August 01, 2010
Biotechnol Bioeng. 2010 Aug 1;106(5):829-40.

Pharmaceutical Production Research Facility (PPRF), Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Reduction of diffusion barriers in isolated rat islets improves survival, but not insulin secretion or transplantation outcome

S Janette Williams,¹ Han-Hung Huang,¹ Karen Kover,³ Wayne Moore,³ Cory Berkland,² Milind Singh,² Irina V Smirnova,¹ Ronal MacGregor,4 and Lisa Stehno-Bittel¹
April 01, 2010
Organogenesis. 2010 Apr–Jun; 6(2): 115–124.

1Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science; University of Kansas Medical Center; Kansas City, KS USA

4Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology; University of Kansas Medical Center; Kansas City, KS USA

2Department of Pharmeceutical Chemistry; University of Kansas; Lawrence, KS USA

3Endocrinology Section; Mercy Hospitals and Clinics; Kansas City, MO USA

Primary DCT Cell Culture Using Large Scale DCT Sampling from Mouse Kidneys

Katja Trompf,1 Nicolas Picard,1 Titia Woudenberg,2 Lance Miller,3 Rene J. Bindels,2 Hoenderop Joost,2 Johannes Loffing.1
November 06, 2009
Poster session: J Am Soc Nephrol 20: 2009 ; F-P01162

1 Anatomy Inst., Univ.of Zurich, Switzerland; 2 Dpt of Physiology, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen MedicalCentre, Nijmegen, Netherlands; 3 Dpt of Pediatrics, Div. of Nephrology, School of Medicine, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Novel method for high-throughput colony PCR screening in nanoliter-reactors

Marcel Walser¹, Rene Pellaux¹, Andreas Meyer¹, Matthias Bechtold¹, Herve Vanderschuren², Richard Reinhardt³, Joseph Magyar4, Sven Panke¹ and Martin Held¹,*
February 26, 2009
Nucl. Acids Res. (2009) 37 (8): e57/1-e57/8

1) ETH Zurich, Institute of Process Engineering, BioProcess Laboratory (BPL), 2) ETH Zurich, Institute of Plant Science, Plant Biotechnology, Zurich, Switzerland, 3) Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Analytics & Computing, Berlin, Germany and 4) Harlan Laboratories Ltd., Environmental Safety and Metabolism, Itingen, Switzerland

Differentiation of COPAS-sorted non-endocrine pancreatic cells into insulin-positive cells in the mouse.

Kikugawa R, Katsuta H, Akashi T, Yatoh S, Weir GC, Sharma A, Bonner-Weir S
January 30, 2009
Diabetologia. 2009 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print: DOI 10.1007/s00125-009-1260-8]

Section of Islet Transplantation and Cell Biology, Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA, 02215, USA.

Impact of Islet Size on Graft Function

28th Workshop of the AIDPIT Study Group;  3rd European Diabetes Technology and Transplantation Meeting (EuDTT) – 2009, January 25-27
Lisa Stehno-Bittel, PhD.
January 25, 2009

1) University of Kansas Medical Center, Great Plain Diabetes Institute

Large Scale Sampling of Renal Distal Convoluted Tubules (DCT) by Complex Object Parametric Analysis and Sorting (COPAS)

Renal Week 2008: American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Annual Meeting, November 04 - 09, 2008; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nicolas Picard* , Hannah Monyer, Beat Schwaller, R. Lance Miller, Johannes Loffing
November 04, 2008

Inst. of Anatomy, Univ. of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Department of Clinical Neurobiology, Univ. of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; Unit of Anatomy, Dpt of Medicine, Univ. of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, School of Medicine, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Poster session: J Am Soc Nephrol 19: 2008 ; SA-PO2135


The renal DCT is important for the renal control of Na and K homeostasis. It also contributes to renal acid secretion and calcium and magnesium reabsorption. DCT function is difficult to study as the DCT is a rather short and difficult to identify nephron portion. Its hidden localization in the renal cortical labyrinth makes it also almost inaccessible to direct functional measurements. Recently, the group of R.L. Miller applied large-particle based flow cytometry (Complex Object Parametric Analysis and Sorting COPAS) (AJP Renal Physiol. 2006 Jul.) for large-scale sampling of collecting ducts (CD) using a transgenic mouse expressing GFP in CD. We used the same COPAS technique with a transgenic mouse expressing EGFP in the DCT in order to obtain large quantities of DCTs. Optimization of the COPAS sorting technique allows us to obtain up to 15000 fluorescent DCTs from one single mouse in less than three hours. Microscopical analysis revealed that almost all sorted tubules exhibit green fluorescence. Only occasionally some non-fluorescent tubule segments were attached. Western blot analysis confirmed the significant enrichment of the DCT-specific thiazide sensitive NaCl cotransporter in the sorted samples. Marker proteins for other nephron segments (i.e. NapiIIa - proximal tubule, NKCC2 thick ascending limb, AQP2 connecting tubule/collecting duct) were not detectable. Thus, COPAS allows rapid isolation of rather pure DCT preparations. These preparations will allow us now to study regulatory pathways involved in the DCT functions in vivo and to develop DCT cell culture for further functional testing in vitro.

Acute antibody-mediated complement activation mediates lysis of pancreatic islets cells and may cause tissue loss in clinical islet transplantation.

Tjernberg J, Ekdahl KN, Lambris JD, Korsgren O, Nilsson B.
April 27, 2008
Transplantation. 2008 Apr 27;85(8):1193-9.

Department of Oncology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden.

American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, Automated Method for the Isolation of Collecting Ducts

R. Lance Miller1, Ping Zhang1, Tong Chen2, Andreas Rohrwasser2, and Raoul D. Nelson1*
February 07, 2006

1) Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. 2) Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Validation of Large Particle Flow Cytometry for the Analysis and Sorting of Intact Pancreatic Islets.

Fernandez, Luis A.1; Hatch, Eric W.1; Armann, Barbara2; Odorico, Jon S.1; Hullett, Debra A.1; Sollinger, Hans W.1; Hanson, Matthew S.1
September 27, 2005
Transplantation. 80(6):729-737, September 27, 2005.

1) Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. 2) Department of Surgery, University of Leipzig, Germany

Multicellular Cytometric Analyses and Sorting on Stem Cell Clusters and Embryonic Stem Cell Clusters (Poster)

3rd Annual ISSCR Meeting 2005, June 23 - 25
Tak Hung, Ph.D.1, Szczepan Baran, V.M.D.2, Carol Ware, Ph.D.2, Rock Pulak, Ph.D.1
June 23, 2005

1) Union Biometrica Inc., Holliston, MA 01746 USA; 2) Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Large Particle Flow Cytometry as a New Automated Method of Islet Yield Determination (Poster PS-031)

International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) 2005 Meeting, May 4-7, 2005
M. S. Hanson1, E. W. Hatch1, B. Armann1, D. A. Hullett1, J. S. Odorico1, H. W. Sollinger1, L. A. Fernandez1
May 04, 2005

1Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA

Rapid and Sensitive Assessment of Human Islet Viability by Multiparameter Flow Cytometry on Intact and Dissociated Islets (Platform Session OP-139)

International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) 2005 Meeting, May 4-7, 2005
M. S. Hanson1, B. Armann1, E. W. Hatch1, D. A. Hullett1, J. S. Odorico1, H. W. Sollinger1, L. A. Fernandez1
May 04, 2005

1Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA

Flow cytometry for isolation and optical analysis of embryoid bodies from cultured mouse embryonic stem cells.

2nd Annual International Society of Stem Cell Researchers Meeting, June 10-13, 2004
Dr. H. Bohlen1, Dr. S Schwengberg1, R. Bongaarts2, Dr. R. Pulak3
June 10, 2004

1) Axiogenesis, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 50, Cologne, Germany, 2) Union Biometrica -Cipalstraat 3, Geel, Belgium, 3)Union Biometrica Inc., Holliston, MA 01746 USA

Automated fluorescence-activated collecting duct isolation for genomics and proteomics # 913.1.

Experimental Biology 2005, April 2 - 6, 2005
R. Lance Miller, Ping Zhang, Raoul D. Nelson.

Pediatrics, University of Utah, 30 North 1900 East, SOM 4R312, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108