[Cytometry] Instrument for bacterial work

Howard Shapiro hms at shapirolab.com
Thu Feb 19 23:29:39 EST 2009

Gerhard Nebe-Von-Caron wrote (in response to John Wyckoff):
> As you can see in the recent special microbiology edition of cytometry
> http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121577773/abstract nearly all
> instruments fare reasonably well on detection sensitivity for most
> bacterial applications with regards to side scatter including the Accuri
> and the Stratedigm and the Milteniy instrument. However when it comes to
> technical support microbiology is a fringe field and you might benefit
> from the support given by companies like Partec or Apogee who actively
> pursue microbiological applications and are more aware of technical
> problems you might encounter. 
> Regards
> Gerhard Nebe-von-Caron 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cytometry-bounces at lists.purdue.edu
> [mailto:cytometry-bounces at lists.purdue.edu] On Behalf Of Wyckoff, John
> Sent: 17 February 2009 22:15
> To: cytometry at lists.purdue.edu
> Subject: [Cytometry] Instrument for bacterial work
> Dear All:
> I am interested to hear is anyone has experience with using the newer,
> compact systems such as the Accuri C6 or Guava Technologies (or any
> other
> manufacturer) for bacterial applications.  We are looking for a new
> instrument.
> Thanks,
> John
If you'd like something fancier, the InFlux cytometer/sorter from 
Cytopeia (now part of BD) can be configured to work with bacteria and 
even viruses; it has very good scatter sensitivity for both forward and 
side scatter measurements, as does the Apogee.


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