Nowadays, quality control is a key part of any industrial process, in line with dynamically changing standards, and creation of new standards and protocols in accordance to each industry. Flow cytometry is a widely used bioanalysis technique in a larger number of applications. Extensively used in fields like microbiology, the technology has also proven benefits in the food and agrifood industry. A potential application is the absolute somatic cells count in the milk. Flow cytometry can also be applied for environmental and sanitary microbiology for applications such as detection of bacterial cells in milk or water for quality control and assurance testing.
While most conventional flow cytometers are limited to core lab settings, a portable cytometry technology solution is attractive for use in various areas such as defense and security, veterinary/farm medicine, and space applications for on-site/remote detection of pathogenic agents and cells, among other biomaterials.
In order to meet the needs of various market, we have developed a flow cytometer technology, available for transfer, that can be integrated into a compact device that is not only inexpensive but easy to use in biofluids analysis. Our cytometer platform was designed with the following features:
Fewer optical components
No sheath fluid
No alignment necessary
Ease of use
Miniaturization, portability and robustness