Union Biometrica, Inc., the pioneer in the design, manufacture and distribution of COPAS Large Particle Flow Cytometers have now introduced their BioSorter.
The well established COPAS product line consists of 4 instruments, each dedicated to a specific size range. In response to customer requests, Union Biometrica introduced the BioSorter platform designed for shared equipment / Core Labs.
These systems offer interchangeable flow cells to handle the complete 10-1,500 micron size range in a single instrument. The BioSorter can analyze, sort and dispense objects that are too large or too fragile for traditional flow cytometers.
Typical samples include:
· small multicellular model organisms (C.elegans, D.melanogaster, Zebrafish)
· delicate large cells / cell clusters (adipocytes, embryoid bodies, pancreatic islets, duct cells, hepatocytes)
· seeds (Arabidopsis, tobacco)
· beads (cells growing in or on beads, combi-chem libraries, bead based assays).
Samples are analyzed one by one in a continuously flowing stream and can be sorted based on size, optical density and up to four fluorescent parameters.
Utilizing the same patented soft-touch air-jet diverter technology, BioSorter can sort and dispense even fragile samples like adipocytes while maintaining their viability.