Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Izon Releases qMicro for Rapid, Simple and Accurate Analysis of Cells

Izonís qMicro provides simple and reliable measurement of the size and concentration of cells in solution in a compact, affordable benchtop device.
Izonís qMicro provides simple and reliable measurement of the size and concentration of cells in solution in a compact, affordable benchtop device.

Abstract:
Nanotechnology instrument manufacturer Izon Science today released qMicro, a new low-cost product for accurate sizing and counting of cells and micro-scale particles.

Izon Releases qMicro for Rapid, Simple and Accurate Analysis of Cells

Boston, MA | Posted on October 22nd, 2013

"The qMicro applies Izon's design capability and nano-pore expertise to measurement at the micron scale. Micro-scale analysis is an easier problem and the result is a simple, compact and robust benchtop device. The qMicro offers accurate, repeatable and reliable measurement to a wide range of users in cell analysis," says Hans van der Voorn, Executive Chairman of Izon Science Ltd.

Many cell-based research studies require cells to be counted in order to standardize cell concentration between different samples in an experiment. Additional detailed measurement of the exact size or volume of individual cells within a sample is useful information for a wide range of applications including haematology, cancer research and cell culture.

The qMicro is a new type of Coulter counter and provides a useful complement to techniques like Flow Cytometry or Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) by providing accurate information of the exact size and number of cells in a sample, prior to further analysis.

The device is inexpensive to maintain and operate due to Izon's robust micropore technology. There are no expensive dyes or reagents required and measurement occurs in a physiologically compatible buffer. The technique is non-destructive and samples remain intact and can be retrieved after measurement.

"The qMicro expands the family of Izon instruments and provides a useful and affordable tool for researchers. We've had many requests from customers for a compact simple device for larger scale particle analysis. Our knowledge and design experience has allowed us to develop a system which is easy to use and cost-effective while retaining high accuracy and reliability in measurement," says van der Voorn. "We've designed the system with the goal of making it accessible to a wide range of research labs"

Izon Science's (www.izon.com) qNano and qViro-X instruments are recognized market leaders for accurate nano-scale measurement of a wide range of particles in drug delivery, extracellular vesicles, biomedical diagnostics, and vaccine development. The qMicro expands Izon's particle-by-particle analysis range up to around 300Ķm, enabling rapid, simple and accurate sizing and counting of cells in solution, as well as other micron scale particles including aggregates in injectable drugs.

The qMicro instrumentation and software system will be available at a significantly lower price point than other benchtop cell analysers.

####

About Izon Science
Izon Science is based in Christchurch, New Zealand, with offices in Boston and Oxford, UK. It designs and manufactures precision instrumentation for nano- and micro-scale particle analysis. Its high-resolution measurement method is in use in a wide range of academic and industrial institutes in 35 countries.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Hans van der Voorn
Executive Chairman
Izon Science
Phone: + 64 21 463 399


Sandra Lukey
Shine Group (PR for Izon Science)
Phone: + 64 21 2262 858

Copyright © Izon Science

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Long nanotubes make strong fibers: Rice University researchers advance characterization, purification of nanotube wires and films October 17th, 2017

Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics: Rice University lab uses magnetic beads to model microscopic proteins, polymers October 17th, 2017

Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics October 15th, 2017

Quantum manipulation power for quantum information processing gets a boost: Improving the efficiency of quantum heat engines involves reducing the number of photons in a cavity, ultimately impacting quantum manipulation power October 14th, 2017

Nanomedicine

Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics: Rice University lab uses magnetic beads to model microscopic proteins, polymers October 17th, 2017

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Present Preclinical Data on ARO-AAT at The Liver Meeting(R) October 10th, 2017

Arrowhead to Present at Chardan Gene Therapy Conference October 3rd, 2017

'CRISPR-Gold' fixes Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutation in mice October 3rd, 2017

Announcements

Long nanotubes make strong fibers: Rice University researchers advance characterization, purification of nanotube wires and films October 17th, 2017

Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics: Rice University lab uses magnetic beads to model microscopic proteins, polymers October 17th, 2017

Rice U. study: Vibrating nanoparticles interact: Placing nanodisks in groups can change their vibrational frequencies October 16th, 2017

Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics October 15th, 2017

Tools

Nanometrics Announces Preliminary Results for the Third Quarter of 2017: Quarterly Results Impacted by Delays in Revenue Recognition on Multiple Systems into Japan October 12th, 2017

Seeing the next dimension of computer chips: Researchers image perfectly smooth side-surfaces of 3-D silicon crystals with a scanning tunneling microscope, paving the way for smaller and faster computing devices October 11th, 2017

Quorum announces new customer support and demonstration facilities for users worldwide October 10th, 2017

Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes September 26th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project