BIOMEDICAL DIAGNOSIS TECHNIQUES
With advanced biomedical diagnosis techniques, researchers can produce potential disease treatments faster than ever. So why do they take so long to get to the market?
Flow cytometry is one of the most common clinical and lab testing techniques used to detect biomarkers in blood or suspension media. This highly efficient technique can examine thousands of blood cells per second, with the potential to identify more than 30 types of cell structures simultaneously. Testing on cells – lots of them – and looking for changes in just a tiny fraction of them is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Ultimately, the equipment capabilities are constrained by the brightness of the fluorescence signals.