If you rely on a flow cytometer in a core lab or a central facilities lab, have you ever wondered if there was a better way? Have you ever wished to have full control over your experiments, rather than hand your sample over to a technician? There was an interesting article written recently about the needs of researchers. Have you seen this?
Those interviewed for the article suggest that there are some main factors for consideration:
- The instrument size needs a smaller footprint than existing products offer
- The price of the instrument should be under $100,000
- Software ease-of-use to reduce the need for dedicated technicians
- How many colors/markers are needed
If you’re open to an alternative to flow cytometry, we would suggest you consider image cytometry. It is what it sounds like. It performs assays and experiments like a flow, but there are no fluidics, just images. That means no clogging. No cleaning. No calibration. No maintenance. No headaches and no hassles!
Consider the Cellometer Vision CBA. The footprint is compact – 6″ wide x 8.5″ deep and 14″ high. The US price is less than half the standard budgets for a benchtop flow cytometer. The Cellometer software is designed to be intuitive, easy to use, and easy to customize; and if you aren’t fully confident, we have free support – both on-site and remote. The system is able to analyze 2 colors at a time, and with interchangeable filter optics modules, you have flexibility on the markers you use from experiment to experiment. If you need to sort your cells, this wouldn’t be your ideal instrument. But if you want to break free from the flow cytometer – request a quote or talk to a local scientist about setting up a free in-lab demo to see if for yourself.