flow cytometer


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cytometer

 [si-tom´ĕ-ter]
a device for counting cells.
flow cytometer an instrument used to perform flow cytometry.

flow cytometer

A device for measuring thousands of cells as they are forced one at a time through a focused light beam, usually a laser. Cells studied by this device need to be in an evenly dispersed suspension.
See also: cytometer
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The linear scale for a flow cytometer was established by passing the labeled microspheres through a flow cytometer and plotting the measured fluorescence intensity in each channel versus the assigned ERF value of the calibrator.
Individual DNA molecules as small as 125 base pairs are now measurable in a simplified flow system with improved resolution and increased dynamic range using the high-sensitivity flow cytometer developed by Habbersett and James Jett, technical staff members at LANL.
The operator then made the following quantitative HLA-DR measurements: 5 measurements on flow cytometer A with instrument setting 1; 5 measurements on flow cytometer A with instrument setting 2; 5 measurements on flow cytometer B with instrument setting 1; and 5 measurements on flow cytometer B with instrument setting 2.
The acronym FACS (pronounced just like FAX) stands for Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter and is a trademark of Becton-Dickinson Corporation--a $5B manufacturer of flow cytometers and other bio-imaging devices.
A few years ago, the Los Alamos group began refining the capabilities of the flow cytometer so that it could analyze not just a single cell but a single molecule.
Neither the Accuri C6 flow cytometer nor the IncellDx HPV OncoTectE6, E7 mRNA Kit has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for marketing in the United States.
She has led the development effort and launch of several successful innovative Flow Cytometry Solutions, including most recently the CytoFlex Flow Cytometer.
is developing next generation flow cytometers and cell sorters that are small, simple, and affordable.
8 February 2011 - US-based medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co (NYSE: BDX), or BD, said yesterday it has sealed a definitive agreement to acquire home-based personal flow cytometers maker Accuri Cytometers Inc for an undisclosed sum.
Their Portable Acoustic Cytometer (PAC) is a fully capable miniature flow cytometer that uses a piezoceramic acoustic source to reduce the size, complexity, and cost of the device.
Beckman Coulter's XL-MCL flow cytometer and Perkin-Elmer's Victor 3 fluorimeter were used.
In their recent report, Ottiger and Huber (1) compared the OF-100 flow cytometer and the KOVA system and suggested an algorithm for the selection of samples for microscopic analysis.