BD presents new flow cytometry-based stem cell research methods

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BD has presented data related to two flow cytometry-based analysis and sorting methods for embryonic and neural stem cell research.

In a statement, the organisation said that the two presentations add further demonstrative value to the viability of the tools used for the separation of near-pure populations of stem cell-derived neurons from undifferentiated stem cells.

Moreover, it showed enhanced cell recovery and survival of human embryonic stem cells after the completion of the sorting process.

Commenting, Christian Carson a stem cell scientist with BD Biosciences and the senior author of the study, said that the results help to address a "key challenge" in the development of assays which will benefit from defined neural cell types.

"These findings have implications beyond neural stem cells," he added. "They provide a framework of how to use flow cytometry analysis screens and sorting methods to quickly identify and isolate a variety of stem cells and their derivatives."

In recent days, the firm announced the availability of its new line of PureCoat cell culture surfaces.

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