uCyte, cytometry with "u" in mind
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Complex analysis of a complex problem. Since first measuring bacteria almost 30 years ago and mycobacterium tuberculosis by flow cytometry in 1989 I have come a long way to characterise bacteria from their natural habitat without the distortion of post sampling growth. To measure the small particles is not a question of power as I do this with 15mW of laser power but it is still an art form that requires scientists to be very careful. It can in principle be performed on any flow cytometer with a little help from a well trained and friendly flow cytometrist. As they exist in almost every hospital (the instruments and the friendly flow cytometrists) they are already point of care. However, with POC cytometer instruments like the cyflow minipoc, it could theoretically be done in the doctors office.