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Chip analyses human white blood cells

May 20, 2024

Resolution is sufficient to discriminate between lymphocytes and monocytes, “rivaling the performance of commercial cytometers”, said Imec scientific director Niels Verellen.

It is a flow cytometer and is based on the scattering of a laser beam though a sample. The intensities of forward-scattered light and side-scattered light are measured, and provide information on a cell’s size and granularity respectively (x-y plot below).

Lymphocytes or monocytes can be identified as can the presence of dead or unwanted populations.

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