Microbubbles Float Through Their First Flow Cytometry Conference

September 2016 Announcements


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


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, Michigan on September 16–18,2016.

Microbubbles and Centrifugation: How It Works

February 2016 Technical


Can microbubbles be pelleted by centrifugation? 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. How Microbubbles Float When Centrifuged So, …

The Physics of How Microbubbles Sort Cells

January 2016 Technical


Flotation 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 as pair of water wings that keeps a two-year-old …