NanoCellect is empowering scientists to make discoveries one cell at a time, with modern and simple technologies for cell-based assays. NanoCellect was founded in late 2009 as a spinout from UCSD to develop advanced microfluidic flow cytometry platforms including the WOLF Cell Sorter and N1 single cell dispenser. The WOLF Cell Sorter and analyzer is gentler on cells than any conventional cell sorter, allowing for higher populations of healthy, sorted cells, while using disposable microfluidic cartridges to eliminate aerosols and cross contamination. Adding the N1 Single Cell Dispenser provides an array of options for single cell assays and experiments.
Microfluidics Cell Sorting
Flow cytometry is a technique used to detect and measure physical and chemical characteristics of a population of cells and particles. A sample containing cells is suspended in a fluid (sheath) and injected into a flow cytometer; the sample is then focused to ideally flow one cell at a time through a laser beam. The light scattered by each cell is characteristic to that individual cell’s size and its intracellular components. Cells are often labeled with fluorescent markers so that the light is first absorbed and then emitted in a band of wavelengths specific to the given marker.