Laser Scanning Cytometry
Laser-scanning cytometry can be used to measure biochemical components of cells, evaluate cell morphology, as well as measure and localize cellular components in an automated manner. The technology provides a fast, precise way for researchers to visualize cells and take critical measurements that can be correlated with cellular processes.
Unlike traditional flow cytometry, laser-scanning cytometry is not limited to the analysis of cells in solution. Rather, the technology enables researchers to study solid samples, such as adherent cultured cells, tissue sections, and cytology smears. Further, a laser-scanning cytometer preserves not only the sample, but also the exact position of each measurement, giving researchers the freedom to automatically return to any previously analyzed sample to conduct follow-up analyses, take new measurements after additional experimentation, or simply re-measure the sample.
With laser-scanning cytometry, researchers can generate stoichiometric data and analyze heterogenous cell populations as well as study cultured cells at both the individual and colony levels. Further, they can leverage the technology to detect molecules in the surrounding environment of the sample and correlate the presence of those molecules to one or more cellular processes.
Molecular Devices provides researchers with laser-scanning cytometry equipment and instruments as part of its high-content analysis product line. Please use the link below to learn more about this technology.
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