Cellometer K2 aids in Anti-Cancer Immunity Research

The MD Anderson Cancer Center investigated how a patient’s anti-cancer T cells might be better protected from the cytotoxic effects of the anti-thymidylate drugs (AThys; such as methotrexate) used to treat lung, breast, colon, and pancreas cancers. Although AThys successfully attack cancer cells, the drugs also reduce a patient’s own anti-cancer T cell population, which plays an important role in helping the patient overcome the disease. Using Jurkat, AaPC cells, and mutated human proteins called muteins, researchers were able to manufacture T cells that were resistant to cytotoxic levels of AThys. The Cellometer K2 and Trypan Blue were used to [...]

Visit Nexcelom Bioscience at ISSX 2014!

The International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics is hosting their annual meeting October 19-23, 2014 at the Hilton San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. Nexcelom Bioscience will be exhibiting at booth # 314. We have 3 instruments that are specifically relevant for this field: Cellometer Auto 2000, Cellometer K2 and Celigo S. If you're attending ISSX 2014, stop by the booth, talk to Justin or Tim, and learn about how these instruments can benefit you and your lab! If you aren't able to make it out to ISSX this year, but would like more information about any of these [...]

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Cellometer Fluorescent Cell Counters for Mouse Samples

Obtain fast, accurate and consistent cell viability and concentration measurements of primary murine samples in <30 seconds using the Cellometer K2! The use of mouse models is common across multiple fields of study and the samples acquired greatly vary in type and complexity, from splenocytes to tissue digests to tail vein blood. Tissue debris, cell debris, and red-blood cell contamination can lead to inconsistent cell counts from sample to sample when performing manual counting. Nexcelom's Cellometer instruments perform fluorescent based analysis using nucleic acid dyes Acridine Orange/ Propidium Iodide (AO/PI). In the dual color, AO/PI viability assay, only nucleated cells [...]