Cell sorting continues to be a powerful contributor in the quest to improve human health, allowing researchers to make timely advancements in drug and vaccine development, as illustrated by the newly released SARS-CoV-2 sorting protocols.
When cell sorters are run at high pressures, they can produce aerosols with high particulate content as well as extremely small particles. Such particles, especially those smaller than 2μm, are prone to deposition in both the upper airway and the alveolar spaces in the lungs, with potential to harm the operator. This hazard necessitates protective barriers and containment apparatus to be incorporated into the cell sorter.
Download the white paper to learn more about the Bigfoot spectral cell sorter, courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific.