NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK-based microfluidics developer Dolomite said today that it will collaborate with the Danish firms Bioneer and OptoRobotix in a European Union-funded effort to develop a new stem cell handling device.
The consortium has received €820,100 ($1.1 million) from the EU's Eurostars program to fund the two-year project, which aims to develop a microfluidic tool that could be used in molecular biology, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical applications.
The OPTISORT platform will be a sorting and analysis tool that uses optical and droplet technologies for sorting fragile mammalian cells. It will enable stem cell biology and mammalian cell-based protein manufacturing, which the company said are both fast-developing fields.
OptoRobotix develops flow cytometers with cell sorting capabilities. Bioneer, a subsidiary of the Technical University of Denmark, provides access to tools to facilitate therapeutic, cellular, and molecular biology projects.