Medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX) revealed on Thursday the receipt of 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a flow cytometer
system, called the BD FACSVia system, with a leucocount reagent assay used in residual white blood cell enumeration.
When designing a compact flow cytometer
, the use of fiber optics to carry light is an efficient way of transmission, providing flexibility in laying out system components.
The company has developed a compact flow cytometry analyzer, the AQUIOS CL Flow Cytometer
, that can be used nearer to the patient to run the required assay, but still within a laboratory environment--with protocols for standardization and assay quality.
Via the transaction, BD expects to boost its activities in the emerging affordable personal flow cytometer
field, the company said in a statement.
One other thing to remember at shutdown is to disconnect the sheath tank connectors that are part of the mini-flow cytometer
. This isn't mentioned in the TM's shutdown procedure.
It's more compact than a conventional flow cytometer
, more powerful than traditional hydrodynamic focusing, and able to bypass fluidics systems in a single hound.
Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, with a staff of more than 200, the business includes the MoFlox XDP cell sorter and the nine-color CyAn research flow cytometer
. "We are enthusiastic about the opportunity to add Dako's MoFlo XDP high-performance sorter, the gold standard for cell sorting, and the highly capable nine-color CyAn research flow cytometer
to our existing portfolio of cytometry instruments," stated Scott Garrett, Beckman Coulter president and CEO.
With the ability to analyze and sort cells or particles at the rate of 50,000 per second, the modern flow cytometer
is a valuable tool in many fields, not the least of which is biotechnology, a discipline that makes good use of the cytometer
's capabilities in time-dependent subsecond analysis of cell response kinetics and molecular binding interactions.
A life sciences firm in Northern California, which uses instruments manufactured by Masterson's company, frequently faced the daunting task of manually searching through thousands of FACS flow cytometer
and Leica confocal microscope files to extract specific data points and then relate or link that information to other instrument or Microsoft Office files.
The assignments of MESF values to a set of labeled beads with different fluorophore densities allow for construction of a calibration curve for an instrument, such as a flow cytometer
. The procedure allows one to obtain MESF values of biological cells stained with the same fluorophore-labeled monoclonal antibodies, the goal of the present study.
to manage the distribution of the Guava Personal Cytometer
(Guava PC(tm)) in the Japanese market.