Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Fluent BioSciences, NanoCellect Partner on Single-Cell RNA-seq Workflows

NEW YORK – Fluent BioSciences and NanoCellect Biomedical said today that they are collaborating to improve the resolution and efficiency of single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) analysis of rare cell populations.

Single-cell researchers require scalable, flexible, and accessible workflows, and the combination of cell sorting on the NanoCellect platform followed by scRNA-seq on Fluent's instrument-free platform using pre-templated instant partitions (PIPseq) can be an efficient solution for a wide range of single-cell applications across oncology, immunology, and neuroscience, the companies said.

"Reliable and reproducible sample preparation is critically important to the scRNA-seq workflow," Jose Morachis, president and cofounder at NanoCellect, said in a statement. "NanoCellect's Wolf and Wolf G2 Cell Sorters can function as a valuable step in the scRNA-seq workflow by isolating only cells of interest while removing dead cells and debris, thus improving scRNA-seq resolution of rare cell populations of interest and overall sequencing data quality."

Earlier this year, Watertown, Massachusetts-based Fluent Biosciences won a $1.7 million Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund reproducibility testing and commercialization of its PIPseq technology for single-cell analysis.

San Diego-based NanoCellect last year closed two financing rounds totaling $35 million to accelerate its commercial growth and further development of its Wolf cell sorting systems.

The Scan

Nature Papers on Long Reads for Bacterial Genomes, Zebrafish Atlas, Hypothalamic Aging in Mammals

In Nature this week: near-finished microbial genomes without polishing, zebrafish functional annotation program, and more. 

Rise of BA.5

The New York Times reports that the Omicron subvariant BA.5 has become the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 in the US.

UK Health Secretary Resigns

Sajid Javid, the UK health secretary, resigned along with Chancellor Rishi Sunak, saying they cannot work with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government, CNN reports.

Clones From Freeze-Dried Cells

A team in Japan has cloned mice from freeze-dried skin cells, according to the Guardian.