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Flow Cytometer Installed at National Research Council

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Kinetic River Corp., a developer of flow cytometry and optics products, announced it delivered its flagship flow cytometer to the National Research Council (CNR) in Naples, Italy. Kinetic River’s Potomac flow cytometer, the company said, was installed in the CNR’s Institute for the Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA). IREA-CNR personnel will use the device to perform label-free biological sample analysis and run water quality tests.

Romeo Bernini, research director at IREA-CNR, said researchers requested a distinct violet/UV excitation configuration, enabling the use of short wavelengths to generate autofluorescence and to detect nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Kinetic River reported that the customized device also specifically allows scientists to measure cyanobacteria, which are common contaminants in water reservoirs. In application, the flow cytometer uses three light sources — at 375 nm, 405 nm, and 266 nm — and features nine detection channels with three channels intended to support future upgrades.

BioPhotonics
Jan/Feb 2021
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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