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News Release
April 27, 2018
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Merck Advances Cell Analysis with New Benchtop Flow Cytometer with Camera Detection
  • Highly sensitive optical system based on patented technology unique to Merck’s Amnis® flow cytometers
  • Configurable, 7-laser capacity to meet researchers’ evolving needs
  • Laser upgrades quickly performed in lab with no downtime

Darmstadt, Germany, April 27, 2018 — Merck, a leading science and technology company, today launched its new CellStream™ benchtop flow cytometry system, a compact, customizable flow cytometer that uses a camera for detection. Its unique optics system and design provide researchers with unparalleled sensitivity and flexibility when analyzing cells and submicron particles.

“Researchers increasingly require more power and agility in their labs and research capabilities,” said Jean-Charles Wirth, head of the Applied Solutions business unit, Life Science, at Merck. “Merck’s new CellStream™ flow cytometry system expands the limits of sensitivity, allowing scientists to tailor their instrument to their needs in immunology, cancer research and many other areas.”

The CellStream™ system’s Amnis® time-delay integration and camera technology rapidly captures low-resolution cell images and converts them to high-throughput intensity data with enhanced fluorescence sensitivity. The new system can be used in a wide variety of research areas, including exosome research, where it can identify small populations unable to be seen on other cytometers.

Merck developed this new technology with the same patent-protected optics system as its Amnis® flow cytometers, which are used in academic, biotech and pharmaceutical cell analysis and research applications.

The CellStream™ flow cytometry system offers multiple innovative features, including:

  • Fully customizable 7-laser capacity provides unparalleled versatility and the capability to obtain up to 22 detection channels.
  • Patent-protected TDI sensor and camera technology enables high fluorescence sensitivity.
  • The system may be fully and quickly upgraded on-site to add more lasers if needed.
  • Standard 96-well plate auto-sampler is available on all instruments to capture high-throughput intensity data.
  • Event gallery allows visual verification of cell populations and helps troubleshoot.

The new CellStream™ system expands Merck’s portfolio of innovative flow cytometry platforms.

About Merck
Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Almost 53,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2017, Merck generated sales of €15.3 billion in 66 countries.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.