Cell Microsystems, a provider of innovative tools and scalable solutions for the sorting and isolation of single cells, announced it has been awarded a $1.5 million grant under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR program. The proposed system integrates Cell Microsystems’ proprietary CellRaft Technology and novel approaches to tracking single cells with optical barcodes developed by Peter Sims, PhD of Columbia University, collaborator on the program. The goal of the project is to develop a fully-integrated system capable of imaging thousands of single cells and prepare them for genomic analysis. Since February 2016, the Company has been awarded a total of $6.8 million in NIH funding, resulting in the commercial launch of instruments such as the CellRaft System for Inverted Microscopes, the automated AIR™ System and several versions of the consumable CytoSort™ Array compatible with both instrument platforms. Among other milestones achieved in 2017, the company recorded its second consecutive profitable year.

Click Here to view the statement from Columbia University’s Department of Systems Biology on our collaboration with them on this project.