NeuroInDx unveiled its new cell and tissue acquisition instrument, Kuiqpick. It has the capacity to collect cells from tissues and cultures without affecting their viability. This means the collected cells can then be cultured in the lab. Originally conceived at UCLA and further developed by NeuroInDx, Kuiqpick can be attached to an inverted microscope to dissect brain tissue slices at the cellular resolution and collect individual cells from various cell cultures. A single press of a button initiates the collection of the brain tissue area or cells into a disposable capillary unit. Collected tissue samples are then transferred to a test tube for further experimentation.
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