Fluidigm Becomes the First Company to Enable 50-Plex Cytometry Panels with the Release of Seven New Metal Antibody Labels
Setting an industry first for highly multiplexed cytometry, mass cytometry enables researchers to simultaneously profile more than 50 cell surface and intracellular parameters in a single run. Ideal for use with panels comprising more than 20 parameters, mass cytometry simplifies high-parameter panel design by using non-overlapping metal isotope tags that can be easily distinguished in cells and tissues using CyTOF® technology. Empowering researchers to deeply profile cell phenotypes and function with robust reproducibility, mass cytometry is trusted by academic medical centers, pharmaceutical companies and research consortia worldwide.
“We are using highly-multiplexed mass cytometry panels to understand how immune tolerance is lost in type 1 diabetes,” said
Using the new Maxpar® metal labeling kits, researchers can easily customize Fluidigm® pre-designed panels, including the Maxpar® Direct™ Immune Profiling Assay™, to meet specific research goals. Representing the first complete sample-to-answer solution for deep human immune cell profiling, this revolutionary assay empowers researchers to quantify 37 different immune cell populations from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and whole blood using a simple single-tube workflow with automated five-minute results reporting. With 135 unique channels available to detect different cellular parameters,
“The introduction of our new cadmium metal labeling kits represents the first of a series of new metal isotopes in development to further expand the capabilities of mass cytometry,” said Chris Linthwaite, President and CEO of Fluidigm. “We are committed to harnessing the full power of mass cytometry to deliver far-reaching new health insights and transform routine clinical testing in the future. With more than 50 clinical trials now enabled by CyTOF, we are enthusiastic about the future for this revolutionary technology.”
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