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Attune Acoustic Focusing Cytometer


Released May, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Absolute cell counts (without beads). Blue/violet laser combination enables functional analysis like proliferation in presence of GFP. Excellent data quality compared to similarly priced instruments.

The Cons:Speed is limited by electronics to 20000 ev/sec, regardless of how fast volume can be acquired. Misleading advertisement. No plateloader option at present. Not suitable for measurement of calcium flux. You should be aware of this limitation.

The Attune Acoustic Focusing Cytometer is the first cytometer that uses acoustic forces (sound waves) to precisely align cells in the sample stream prior to entering the optical chamber for detection.

The instrument produces very low variability in signal and sample process rates of up to 1000 ul per minute without loss of data integrity and minimal use of sheath fluid. This instrument is excellent for rare detection experiments, where it can reduce time for data acquisition significantly, and for applications like cell cycle where data quality is key for accurate analysis.    

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Pros
  • 8

    absolute cell counts (without beads).

  • 7

    Blue/violet laser combination enables functional analysis like proliferation in presence of GFP

  • 7

    Excellent data quality compared to similarly priced instruments

  • 7

    Small footprint with onboard fluidics and minimal sheath use

  • 6

    Can use very DILUTED sample

  • 2

    Extremely fast data acquisition up to 1000 ul/min and dilute samples run efficiently

  • 2

    the fastest in acquiring large number of cells for rare events analysis

  • 2

    plate loader is available now

  • 2

    easy to use and train other users on in a core environment

  • 2

    Autosampler is now available for 96 and 384 well plate analysis

  • 0

    very good instrument at this price point

Cons
  • 7

    speed is limited by electronics to 20000 ev/sec, regardless of how fast volume can be acquired. Misleading advertisement

  • 1

    No plateloader option at present

  • 1

    not suitable for measurement of calcium flux. You should be aware of this limitation

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