FACS innovation: a view from Stanford

Herzenberg, Leonard A.
October 2004
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Oct2004, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p240
Academic Journal
The article presents information on FACS innovation. The FACS belongs neither to the clinical nor the basic science immunology community, but to the community as a whole. This decision, embodied in the choice of three, rather than the usual two, prize recipients, recognizes the broad uses to which biomedical science puts this instrument and its growing importance in translational projects that put work begun in the laboratory into the clinics. The FACS came along sometime later, when researchers added lasers to improve the illumination of the cells and thereby increase the fluorescence signals that were generated.


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