flow cytometry


A Conveyor Belt Of Cells

a: Flow cytometry ~
b: finding a needle in a haystack

What: "So to further the analogy, flow cytometry is like a way offinding a needle in a haystack where once you find it, you can also ask where that needle came from, when it wasmade, and who made it."And"Flow cytometry is a powerful way of looking for theproverbial needle in a haystack. More descriptively, it is away of taking a haystack, running it down a conveyor beltone straw at a time, and finding the needles because theyare shinier than everything else."

Writer: Michael McHeyzer-Williams
Date: Oct 8 2014 4:17 PM

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