Graduate Student Honored for Conducting Research on Cancer Cell Viability on the Ampha Z32
As part of her A-level project, Andrea Hunn used an Ampha Z32 Impedance Flow Cytometer to analyze the effects of selected natural remedies on cancer cell lines.
Her project was selected to participate in the national “Swiss Youth in Science” competition. At Amphasys we are very proud and excited about Andreas accomplishment and are looking forward to follow her progress as a young scientist.
Analyzing the Effects of Natural Remedies on Cancer Cell Lines with Impedance Flow Cytometry
Her research deals with the question whether the addition of natural remedies such as Wogonin, Curcumin and Epigallocatechingallat (EGCG) can be used to observe cell death. The aim was to measure cell death with the Amphasys Impedance Flow Cytometer, which was used for such a toxicity study on human cells for the first time.
Furthermore, the influence of natural remedy concentration and incubation time on cell death was investigated. The question arose whether the natural remedies only kill blood cancer cells or also other types of cancer, but not minor degenerated human cells.