flow cytometry

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flow cytometry

[¦flō sī¦täm·ə·trē]
(cell and molecular biology)
A technique for optical analysis and separation of cells and metaphase chromosomes based on light scattering and fluorescence.
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om the environment; and (ii) screening said exposed libraries utilizing an assay requiring a binding event or the covalent modification of a target, and a fluorescence activated cell sorter to identify positive clones.
Herzenberg for this award because of his development of monoclonal antibodies and the Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) as complementary tools for biomedical studies.

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