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.
New accessories for the PALM MicroBeam laser capture microdissection system, including DuplexDish 35 culture dishes, DishHolder 35 with CapCheck, and DishHolder 6/35, offer flexibility when performing experiments involving the isolation and micromanipulation of living cells.
The open-architecture Arcturus XT system is built upon the Nikon TE2000U inverted research grade microscope, and combines infrared (IR) laser-enabled laser capture microdissection (LCM) with ultraviolet (UV) laser cutting.
The PALM MicroBeam laser microdissection system provides for non-contact (contamination-free) isolation of homogeneous specimens from tissue or the acquisition of living cells, which facilitates the molecular analysis of DNA, RNA and proteins.
by Philippe Desjardins and Steven Blakely Figure 1. Isolation of pure cell populations using laser cutting and laser capture microdissection. Whole tissue sections are shown before and after microdissection.
The Clonis laser workstation maintains a sterile environment while successfully processing viable tissue sections of up to 200 μm and isolating living cells within culture media.