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Sony Corp. of America

BioPhotonics
Mar 2010
Through its US subsidiary, Sony Corp. of America (SCA), Sony Corp. of Tokyo and New York has acquired iCyt Mission Technology Inc. of Champaign, Ill., a producer of high-performance cell sorters used for stem cell and disease research. With the acquisition, Sony will apply its expertise and technologies to enter the flow cytometry business in the life sciences field. As a wholly owned subsidiary of SCA, iCyt plans to develop advanced technologies and deliver new products in collaboration with Sony.


GLOSSARY
flow cytometry
A method of measuring the characteristics of microscopic particles, usually cells, as they flow in a fluid stream through a beam of light. Particles may be stained with fluorescent dye and the fluorescence detected via laser illumination.
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