NeuroInDx, Inc. Launches UNIPICK+™
Product News Jun 20, 2018
Automated UNIPICK+™ directly integrated with Olympus IX73 inverted microscope
NeuroInDx, Inc. (NDX) is proud to announce the release of the latest version of the NDX Cell & Tissue Acquisition System, UNIPICK+™.
UNIPICK+™ is the latest member of the Cell & Tissue Acquisition System (CTAS) family of products built on patented capillary-based vacuum assisted technology conceived at UCLA and developed by NDX for the isolation of individual cells from cultures and tissue microdissection. The system uses a proprietary straddle to fit most commercially available inverted microscopes, allowing researchers to add single cell isolation capabilities to their lab bench at a fraction of the price of conventional systems.
The instrument can isolate cells from a variety of formats, including tissue sections, adherent cultures, cell suspensions, 3D cultures, smears, and microfluidic chips. UNIPICK+™ features new design, full digital control, and an optional automation. Among the new applications is a novel single cell adhesion assay for comparative measurements of binding strengths among various cell types or substrates. This capability expands UNIPICK+™ application from sample acquisition to single cell analysis.
UNIPICK+™ brings new automated features while remaining the simplest and most cost-efficient solution for single cell isolation and tissue microdissection. It is available as a free-standing unit that may be used with most inverted microscopes or may be directly integrated with Olympus IX73/83 microscopes. Researchers can simply use UNIPICK+™ when they need to isolate cells and then revert to their microscope for routine cell and tissue work. It only takes a few minutes to set up the system and no microscope modifications are required.
“UNIPICK+™ enhances our product line of the most versatile and cost-efficient tools for cell isolation and tissue microdissection. By designing our instruments to be compatible with common inverted microscopes, we continue to bring value added products at a fraction of the cost of other more expensive systems,” said Stan Karsten, PhD, NDX President and CEO.