About Biological Nanoparticles and Microparticles 

Biological nano- and micro- particles refers to the group of bodies (cells, viruses, vesicles) ranging from 1-1000 nm in size. This encompasses bacteria, algae, plankton, viruses, chromosomes, and extracellular vesicles including oncosomes, exosomes, and microvesicles. A couple of examples: Increasingly, scientists are researching the power of extracellular vesicles as a non-invasive indicator of certain diseases and cancers, as an intercellular communication channel whereby the cargoes control basic cellular functions, and as a potential drug delivery mechanism. Marine scientists are able to utilize advanced sensitivity to determine minute differences between phytoplankton populations and to visualize ocean viruses ahead of genetic characterization.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences offers state of the art instruments uniquely equipped to power researchers discovering the very edge of biology. Their ideas combined with our expertise gives those exploring the nano scale of biology the tools to succeed.

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Centrifugation-avanti-j-application-note-density-gradient-separation-of-gold-nanorods Gold Nanorods (AuNR) hold great promise for biomedical imaging
Centrifuge-particle-application-note-nanotoxicity-ultra Nanotechnology biomedicine is an emerging field still in its nascent phase
Flow-cytometry-application-note-cytoflex-set-up-extracellular-vesicles Describes the instrument set up and verification steps required for measuring extracellular vesicles by flow cytometry. Instructions for reducing background particles found in buffers and reagents to enhance small particle detection.
Flow-cytometry-poster-cytoflex-preparing-cytoflex-nanoscale-flow-cytometry In this poster, we will demonstrate how to properly setup and clean a CytoFLEX flow cytometer for NP analyses
Flow-cytometry-poster-cytoflex-prototype-cytoflex-multiparametric-nanoparticle-analysis In this poster, we will demonstrate the VSSC-based size resolution and fluorescence sensitivity of our prototype using a variety of NIST-traceable size standards and fluorescent nanoparticles