The Muse® Cell Analyzer is a compact cytometry instrument that is designed to allow biomedical researchers to perform cell sample setup and analysis in a few steps. The Muse instrument provides a wide variety of cell analysis miniaturized optics and by using microcapillary technology. These features of the system take up less space. In contrast to instruments that are based on images, the Muse uses a laser-based system to detect fluorescence.
The design of the Muse Cell Analyzer is intended to provide greater use of workspace and to simplify the flow cytometry process. The system uses a 5-step process to analyze cell. The steps are (1) prepare the sample, (2) load the sample, (3) modify settings for the specific application, (4) obtain data, and (5) analyze the data. The instrument has a 7-inch touchscreen display that contains all the system controls. Located just outside the display is a loading arm that is lowered for cell placement and raised to initiate the testing process.
The Muse Cell Analyzer offers quantitative cell analysis that involves three parameters. The assays are available in numerous kits to allow researchers to choose ready-made solutions for their specific needs. The category of kits include cell signaling assays, cell health assays, apoptosis assays, and immunology assays.
The cell analysis process that is used by the Muse Cell Analyzer contrasts those available on many other systems. Instead of a manual or image process, this system uses an assay that provides information about cell concentration and viability. Examples of standard methods include using Trypan blue staining and generated automating image analysis. The assay allows researchers to obtain results that are more precise. In comparisons of these methods to the cell analysis of the Muse Cell Analyzer, the Muse generated results that exceeded the others. These comparisons involved accessing cell concentration across several cell lines.
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