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Beckman Coulter Life Sciences CytoFlex SRT Benchtop Cell Sorter

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has launched the CytoFlex SRT benchtop cell sorter. Features include the ability to distinguish up to 15 fluorescent colors to define populations; four-way sorting; mixed mode sorting; and the ability to catch aborts and preserve precious cells, according to the company's website. The platform goes from startup to sample sorting in less than 30 minutes, and automates sort streat setup and maintenance throughout the sorting process. The platform also features CytExpert SRT software to further increase automation while requiring less supervision for both routine and complex samples, the company said.

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