Rare cells are extremely low-abundance cells within a much larger population of background cells. These rare cells such as circulating tumor cells and fetal cells provide early detection and analytical information that could replace invasive diagnostic procedures. The challenge of isolating these rare cells is due to their extremely low availability.
Therefore, it is essential to have high efficiency and sensitivity to isolate these cells. Based on the positive fluorescent labeled markers of rare cells, the Namocell Single Cell Dispenser uses a combination of microfluidics, flow cytometry, and liquid dispensing to isolate one out of a million cells quickly and efficiently. Isolated rare cells can be used for cell culture or genomic analysis.