UNIT 1.1 Overview of Flow Cytometry Instrumentation

  1. Phillip N. Dean

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142956.cy0101s00

Current Protocols in Cytometry

Current Protocols in Cytometry

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Dean, P. N. 2001. Overview of Flow Cytometry Instrumentation. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 1:1.1.

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  1. Livermore, California

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  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: APR 1997

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This unit describes the technology in general, to give a feel for the interplay between the various parts of a flow cytometer. Topics include cell preparation, detectors, analysis, and sorting. A brief chronology of flow instrumentation development illustrates the long history of the field.