About Cell Microsystems
Innovative Tools that Enable Researchers to Image, Identify, and Isolate Viable Single Cells and Clonal Colonies
Researchers worldwide in the fields of CRISPR gene editing, oncology, stem cell biology, immunology and neurobiology use Cell Microsystems products, advancing sophisticated discovery across the life sciences.
The company’s CellRaft AIR® System addresses two widespread challenges facing scientists: the ability to actively select viable single cells or clonal colonies based on their phenotype, and match these cells to clonal expansion or molecular analyses. Cells are seeded, imaged, identified, and isolated on Cell Microsystem’s CellRaft® Arrays.
We have tested more than 100 Cell Lines with CellRaft Technology to demonstrate the high outgrowth efficiencies using our platform.
The company currently markets its products to researchers worldwide, and prides itself on being a customer-focused organization responsive to feedback and inspired to fuel deeper contributions to science.
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Our History and Founders
The CellRaft® Technology was developed in the lab of Dr. Nancy Allbritton at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Cell Microsystems was founded by Dr. Nancy Allbritton, Dr. Chris Sims, and Dr. Yuli Wang in 2010 to develop and commercialize product applications for the CellRaft Technology.
In 2017, the first CellRaft AIR® System prototypes were developed and introduced to the market. In the second half of 2018, Cell Microsystems invested resources to be dedicated for commercial purposes and the first AIR Systems were sold. Cell Microsystems continues to develop novel research tools supporting the critical research behind scientific and medical discovery. Products based on the CellRaft Technology enable applications to make the isolation, imaging, recovery, and analysis of single cells available for every lab.
Cell Microsystems believes firmly in the inherent value to match cell imaging with downstream analysis – and believes researchers across many fields and techniques can improve their understanding of the fundamental unit of life with a multi-omic approach to biology.