Bio-Rad expands its cell biology portfolio with high performance flow cytometer

The high performance analytical flow cytometer platform acquired from Propel Labs, is expected to complement Bio-Rad's S3e™ Cell Sorter

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Bio-Rad Laboratories and Propel Labs on February 08, 2016 announced that Bio-Rad has acquired a high performance analytical flow cytometer platform from Propel Labs that will enable advanced and novice users to perform basic and multi-parameter cytometry for a wide range of applications and chemistries. Bio-Rad expects to launch the instrument later this year.

Flow cytometry is a technique used for identifying and sorting cells and their components. The flow cytometry platform that Bio-Rad is acquiring will support a variety of applications including immunology, phenotypic monitoring, cell signaling, and stem cell research. This innovative and proprietary technology will offer researchers greater confidence in results along with convenience that is unmatched by other available systems.

“We welcome the opportunity to expand our relationship with Propel Labs,” said Shannon Hall, Bio-Rad President, Life Science Group. “The new instrument will complement our S3e™ Cell Sorter. When these instruments are combined with our antibody portfolio, Bio-Rad will offer researchers an unparalleled combination of ease and technology enabling greater insights into cellular mechanisms.”

“This exciting new agreement builds on our already successful partnership with Bio-Rad,” said Tidhar Sadeh, CEO of Propel Labs. “We are pleased to support Bio-Rad as it introduces an instrument that we believe will have a great impact in the area of cancer research.”