Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Mass Cytometry

Mass Cytometry

The Helios is the latest generation of the Cytof Mass Cytometer combining a flow cytometer with the power of a Time of Flight mass spectrometer

The Technology

The Helios is the latest generation of the Cytof Mass Cytometer. These systems combine the sample delivery and data output of a flow cytometer with the detection capabilities of a Time of Flight mass spectrometer.
The technology is conceptually akin to traditional fluorescent flow cytometry except that antibodies and detection reagents are tagged with stable isotopes of rare earth metals instead of fluorochromes. The minimal overspill allows for highly multiplexed assays to be performed producing high dimensional single cell data.