handyem Inc., a manufacturer of personal and portable flow cytometers announces the commercial launch of the HPC-150 personal cytometer for life science research, bioprocessing, water quality and many other applications.

The HPC-150 flow cytometer from handyem is portable and rugged. Its reliable fiber-optics flow cell eliminates the need for periodic laser alignment and reduces by an order of magnitude the amount of sheath fluid normally required by conventional flow cytometers. The cytometer has excellent particle counting capabilities and displays scattering resolution suitable for conducting measurement of cells and particles from 0.5 to 40 μm. The product is available in the following configurations: dual-laser red (638 nm) and blue (488 nm), single-laser green (532 nm) or blue (488 nm) and with up to four optical filter colors and six parameters.

“We are proud to offer this new product with enhanced performance and additional modalities compared to its predecessor” says Alain Chandonnet,...

FiberFlowFluidicsTM, the technology at the core of handyem Personal Cytometry (HPC) platform, uses fiber optics to guide the light beam from the laser to the small interrogation area to ensure consistent excitation of the cells or particles flowing through a microchannel in the collection fiber. The laser beam delivery fiber, the forward scatter (FSC) and side scatter (SSC) collection fibers are bound in a monolithic assembly – the microfluidic flow cell chip– which is impervious to vibrations and misalignment. This allows the user to move or carry the HPC instruments without concern of losing laser beam alignment – hence avoiding a costly and time consuming adjustment often required on traditional flow cytometers.

About handyem
Handyem offers novel portable and easy-to-use flow cytometers to researchers and quality control personnel for faster access to precise characterization of cells and biological samples outside of the traditional core lab setting. Established in 2011, handyem is a private company based in Quebec City (Canada) with the mission to democratize cytometryTM. Its unique patented FiberFlowFluidicsTM technology platform combines uncompromising performance with unsurpassed advantages of cost, size and ruggedness in its line of instruments.

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