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A case for single cell isolation

26 Mar 2018


As the quote by Des McHale in the title illustrates; you need to be careful with averages. Sometimes you want more than average, sometimes you might want to look at the individual case to get the full picture. This especially holds true for cell populations: heterogeneity of cells within a population provides valuable insights in cancer research, immunology, stem cell biology, and many more. In addition, single cells analysis is critical in forensics and diagnostics. 

Two reviews, by Hu et al. and Gross et al., present current technologies for single cell isolation and analysis, offering a comprehensive overview.

With the CellCut and the CellEctor systems, MMI provides unique solutions to isolate single cells from tissue and suspension, respectively. Our modular systems, which can also be combined in a single platform, will help you to overcome several limitations outlined in the reviews mentioned above.
 

I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live.
Louis D. Brandeis

Supreme Court United States