Mass cytometry is a single-cell detection technology based on inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Antibodies or other reagents tagged with rare metal isotopes can be used to probe the proteome and potentially over 100 available parameters can be simultaneously measure on a single cell without the issue of spectral overlap typical for classical, fluorochrome-based flow cytometry or tissue/cell autofluorescecne. The in house instrument is a CyTOF2.1 (Helios), capable of measuring 135 different mass channels (75-209amu) at a throughput of 1000 cells/sec.
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In special circumstances, we develop and support an entire mass cytometry based experimental workflow. We stand at your disposal for discussion using the mass cytometry technology in your work.
For Additional Information:
Carsten Krieg, Ph.D.