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Microbubbles Float Through Their First Flow Cytometry Conference

September 2016 General

Microbubbles Float Through Their First Flow Cytometry Conference

As we discussed in a previous post, Akadeum recently attended the GLIIFCA 2016 meeting. John Younger, our CTO, gave a great talk to introduce Akadeum’s cell sorting technology, which generated some fantastic conversations. In the following days, we had a lot of attendees coming up to our booth asking, “So what are these microbubbles I heard about?”.

Akadeum’s Cell Sorting Microbubbles to Appear at GLIIFCA 2016

September 2016 Announcements, General

Akadeum’s Cell Sorting Microbubbles to Appear at GLIIFCA 2016

GLIIFCA 2016 and Akadeum The Akadeum Team is excited to present and attend this year’s Great Lakes International Imaging & Flow Cytometry Association (GLIIFCA) annual meeting. The meeting is held in Troy, MI this weekend on September 16-18th.

Can microbubbles be pelleted by centrifugation?

February 2016 Technical

In short, no. At least not a pellet that you would see at the bottom of your tube when you spin down cells. Instead, what happens is anything with a density greater than water sinks and sinks faster when in a centrifuge. And anything with a density less than water rises and rises faster when in a centrifuge. So, microbubbles all go to the same place in a tube, but …

The Physics of How Microbubbles Sort Cells

January 2016 Technical

The Physics of How Microbubbles Sort Cells

I’m going to devote this first post to floatation, which is the driving principle behind our cell sorting technology. It’s hard to imagine many other physical phenomena that humans have more of an intuition for than floating and sinking. The exact same rules of floating and sinking apply to a stem cell being lifted from a sample on the back of an Akadeum microbubble. In principal, it is as simple …