Deploying Innovation

FCI deploys Laboratory technology for enhanced economic impact regionally and nationally. We offer both negotiable and non-negotiable license agreements for commercial, non-commercial and government use.
July 31, 2015
DNA fragments flow through the flow channel from the bottom of the flow cell to the exit tubing at the top. The green laser beam (532 nm) passes through the focusing lens from right to left and then through the flow cell.

LANL spin-out Acoustic Cytometry Systems, LLC (ACS) licensed and commercialized a novel technology in flow cytometry that allowed researchers to focus on individual cells up close. Invitrogen, now Life Sciences, acquired ACS and developed the Attune(R) Acoustic Focusing Cytometer, which is currently distributed worldwide.


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