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Cytek Biosciences Northern Lights Flow Cytometer

Cytek Biosciences has launched its Northern Lights flow cytometry system. The platform, the company said, makes three lasers and more than 24 colors possible at an affordable price. Cytek also launched two accessories to its flow cytometry solutions: the 561 nm laser, and a new plate reader. THe laser, which is availalbe for Cytek Aurora models only, adds 10 more fluorescence detection channels, it said, while the new plate reader offers walk-away capabilities and support 96-well plates, three throughput modes, and user customizable modes.

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