The new chips are designed to further increase the sensitivity for cells with a size of 15 to 40 μm. This chip is particularly useful for the analysis of small pollen, especially in combination with the 120 and 250 μm chips, because the same fluidic system can be used.
Impedance Flow Cytometry: A Novel Technique in Pollen Analysis. Analysis of pollen viability plays an important role in various aspects of plant breeding and production processes. Here, we show that the label-free analysis of pollen based on their dielectric properties by impedance flow cytometry (IFC) is a very efficient method for the determination of pollen viability and microspore maturation in a high throughput manner. In addition, IFC shows potential in pollen analysis with respect to germinability and ploidy. Heidmann et al. 2016, PLOS ONE
Marcel Schwerzmann, the president of the government of the canton Lucerne, recognizes Amphasys for its development of a revolutionary technology for the easy and fast analysis of single cells. See newsletter for more details (in German).
The proven AmphaSoft for acquisition and analysis of impedance flow cytometry measurements has been completely redesigned for state-of-the-art user friendliness, speedy experiments and integration of accessory tools for automated high-thoughput viability analysis. It runs on Windows 7 or 10 and requires the new Ampha Z32 cytometer or a hardware upgrade enabling even higher accuracy and speed. Contact us for further details.
Successful breeding and production of wheat and other crops depends on strong and healthy pollen: Only viable pollen can induce the growth of a grain. The higher the pollen quality, the larger the yield! Amphasys provides the unique and mobile tool to analyze pollen quality! See our new application note.
At the CSEM Microtalk in Alpnach, Amphasys will present its novel “lab-on-chip” technology and applications. The mobile equipment in combination with the label-free analysis enable many applications which were previously not possible.
Amphasys was granted with a patent on milk analysis based on impedance flow cytometry. See our application description for further info.
Amphasys will introduce its newest product addition, a fully integrated autosampler, during the Analytica from May 10 to 13, 2016 in Munich. Visit us at our booth 106 in hall B1 (together with Biotool Swiss) or contact us in order to make an appointment.