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Center of Excellence for Inflammation, Infectious Disease & Immunity

Quillen College of Medicine

Center of Excellence for Inflammation, Infectious Disease and Immunity


Amnis ImagestreamX Mark II Scheduled to Arrive Soon     One of the Center's goals is to bring in state-of-the-art instrumentation to benefit our research team, as well as enhance research endeavors at the University. A few months ago, Dr. Jonathan Moorman was awarded a NIH Biomedical Research Support Shared Instrumentation Grant (S10) in the amount of $552,615 to purchase a multiuser flow cytometer.  Approval was given to buy an Amnis ImageStream®X Mark II Imaging Flow Cytometer. 


     The precision instrument combines flow cytometry with imaging and includes a number of state-of-the-art specs.  The instrument has imaging channels with a 12 channel second camera upgrade, 60X/40X/20X magnification, multiple excitation lasers, a 785 nm darkfield laser, full brightfield upgrade, extended depth of field, and a Data Analysis Workstation with dual monitors and software.  The instrument has additional functions that many of our members may find useful.  The ImageStream®X Mark II Imaging Flow Cytometer can analyze up to 5,000 cells/sec with real-time intensity compensation, which is ideal for rare cell analysis. The AutoSampler option for the ImageStream®X Mark II imaging flow cytometer enhances productivity with unattended sample loading from multiwell plates. The fully integrated AutoSampler option allows you to easily perform dose response and time course studies even in primary samples.  The instrument offers researchers a broad range of applications.

     With delivery currently planned for the last week of August, the day is quickly approaching when the newest addition to the flow cytometry core facility will be installed in its new home in Building 1.  After the installation, Dr. Tammy Ozment and Kenton Hall will be attending training to become proficient in the management and use of the instrument.  Individuals who are interested in using the instrument may contact Dr. Ozment or Mr. Hall for more information.  User seminar details and photos of the installation will be released at a later date.

     More information about the Amnis ImagestreamX MarkII can be found here.

 Amnis ImagestreamX Mark II




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