Kylie Price, Sally Chappell, Alfonso Schmidt

Our technology helps to understand Dendritic Cells

04 May 2017, Scope, Technology

Professor Franca Ronchese and her team have made an exciting discovery around dendritic cells that is helping to unravel the complex nature of the immune response to allergens. The type of dendritic cells mentioned are very unique and not many people are aware of their presence just yet. We required nine markers just to be able to identify them, before our Influx technology was used to sort a pure population of these cells out for genetic analysis. It was a combination of flow cytometry and genomics that led to this new discovery.