The Cytek Northern Lights™ flow cytometer, with its easy-to-use workflow, is a flexible and affordable full spectrum flow cytometry solution for everyday research applications. The Northern Lights instrument incorporates Cytek’s powerful Full Spectrum Profiling™ (FSP™) technology in a one to three laser system, allowing for a wide array of new fluorochrome combinations without reconfiguring your system for each application. Whether you are doing basic assays such as cell proliferation, apoptosis analysis, or other cell health applications, or multicolor immunophenotyping panels, the Northern Lights system meets all of your flow cytometry needs.
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Counting and Viability
The Cytek Northern Lights™ full spectrum cell analyzer, along with the Guava® ViaCount™ reagent assay, offers precise and accurate counting and viability determination for many different cell types. The high sensitivity of the Northern Lights instrument offers excellent resolution of populations that may be missed on conventional systems. The workflow is easy and requires minimal effort to acquire counts and viability of cell populations.
Easily detect and measure cell populations progressing through the apoptotic pathway using the Northern Lights full spectrum flow cytometer and the Guava Nexin® assay. You can determine and differentiate between live, dead, and early apoptotic populations in a quick and simple way.
Cell Cycle Analysis
The Northern Lights instrument is a powerful tool for flow cytometry cell cycle analysis. Using the Northern Lights system, one can easily determine the discrete phases of the cell cycle with percent CVs well under 3%. Not only can you analyze cell cycle progression, but you can multiplex with phenotyping of important cell cycle protein markers. The beauty of Full Spectrum Profiling™ (FSP™) technology allows for deeper insights into cell division and cell cycle analysis.
The Northern Light system’s implementation of full spectrum flow cytometry enables the use of autofluorescence extraction to further improve data clarity. Certain sample types, such as yeast and tumor samples, present the challenge of high autofluorescence. For these challenging applications involving highly autofluorescent particles, let the software's autofluorescence extraction tool bring new levels of resolution. SEE POSTER
The one laser (488 nm) Cytek® Northern Lights system can perform 9-color immunoprofiling assays with no sacrifice to data quality. In this 9-color blue laser excitable dyes panel, monocytes and several CD4 T cell and CD8 T cell subsets were easily identified.
With 30 fluorescence detectors and only 2 lasers (405 and 488 nm), the Cytek® Northern Lights system enables multi-parametric data collection with few lasers to maintain. Cytek has developed a 21-color human immunophenotyping panel acquired from just a single tube, with outstanding resolution.
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For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.