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13 June 1989 Imaging Flow Cytometer
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Proceedings Volume 1063, New Technologies in Cytometry; (1989)
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
An imaging flow cytometer is described in this paper. It possesses the high cell processing rate of a flow cytometer and the high image resolution of an automated microscope. It is a flow cytometer to which has been added a cell detector and velocity measuring circuit and a microscope objective lens that focuses cell illuminated by a laser onto a two-dimensional charge-coupled device (CCD) array. Optical sensing and imaging are carried out in a water filled chamber to reduce optical abberration. The time-delay and integration (TDI) technique is utilized for image acquisition. Image processing and classification is to be carried out in real time by a n-channel, metal-oxide-semicoductor (nMOS) parallel processor array. This imaging flow cytometer can acquires image at a flow rate of 0.5 m/s and in the future will be capable of analysing and sorting cells at high speed on the basis of simultaneous morphology as well as cytochemistry and immunology.
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Chi Keung Yeung, Peter Nickolls, Mel Clarke, Sim Heng Ong, and David Horne "Imaging Flow Cytometer", Proc. SPIE 1063, New Technologies in Cytometry, (13 June 1989);

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