Top : Cell Biology : Flow Cytometry (FCM)

Summary: Flow cytometry (FCM) is a means of measuring certain physical and chemical characteristics of cells or particles as they pass in a fluid stream by a beam of laser light. The term "flow cytometry" derives from the measurement (meter) of single cells (cyto) as they flow past a series of detectors. Flow Sorting extends flow cytometry by using electrical or mechanical means to divert and collect cells with one or more measured characteristics falling within a range or ranges of values set by the user. The major applications of FCM include the analysis of cell cycle, apoptosis, necrosis, multicolor analysis, cell sorting, functional analysis and stem cell analysis, etc.
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