HUGH GREEN FOUNDATION

HELPING NEW ZEALANDERS IN NEED

Malaghan Institute

MalaghansFLOW CYTOMETRY

The Hugh Green Foundation has entered into a new partnership with the Malaghan Institute. Which means $1.09 Million over the next 5 years for Malaghan to continue to build on the incredible work in the Hugh Green Cytometry Core

Flow cytometry is the one technique that underpins all of the research groups at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and is the main technology essential for integrating all of our research projects. Approximately 90% of the scientific staff at the Institute utilise flow cytometry as a research tool in their quest to develop immune-based therapies for the treatment of diseases such as cancer, asthma, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and infectious diseases.

In simple terms, flow cytometry works by utilising lasers to stimulate fluorescent dyes that are attached to a cell type of interest via an antibody specific for that cell. This enables recognition, characterisation and subsequent sorting of cells of interest.

The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research Flow Cytometry Suite offers state-of-the-art analysis and cell sorting, including the isolation and analysis of haemopoietic and cancer stem cells. The Flow Cytometry Suite aims to provide crucial services, support and training not only to its own research staff, but also to the wider scientific community especially in regards to new clinical research opportunities.

 

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