In Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Kinetic River exhibited at the 34th Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry, from June 22–26. Dr. Vacca was selected once again to serve on the CYTO Program Committee, reviewing paper and poster abstracts for the conference. Appearing at the CYTO trade show, Kinetic River showcased three flow cytometer products at our booth:
- the Potomac, completely customizable modular flow cytometer
- the Danube, the only time-resolved flow cytometer on the market
- the Arno, our compensation-free flow cytometer under development
Kinetic River also presented a poster at CYTO 2019. The poster was authored by K.P. Shevgaonkar, D. Vacca, H. Shah, E. Shain, R. McKay, and Dr. Vacca. The poster, “Benchmarking Compensation-Free Multiparameter Flow Cytometry,” highlighted the performance of the Arno compensation-free flow cytometer against a traditional cytometry analyzer. Performance was assessed using beads as well as a 4-color cell-based assay that stains leukocytes for CD3/CD4/CD8/CD45. The Arno system demonstrated comparable stability uniformity, sensitivity, dynamic range, and robustness compared to more mature, conventional cytometry instrumentation, while offering the benefits of fewer components, smaller footprint, and compensation-free operation.