Manitoba Integrated Cell Purification and Analysis Unit

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
What the facility does

Research on immunology, allergy and asthma, infectious disease and cancer

Area(s) of Expertise

The Manitoba Integrated Cell Purification and Analysis Unit is a regionally unique state-of-the-art fluorescent cell purification, imaging and analysis facility with capabilities for specific isolation and analysis of live cell populations from human blood or other potentially infectious sources. The lab supports innovative research programs in immunology, allergy and asthma, infectious disease, cancer cell biology and stem cell biology. 

Research Services

Flow cytometry-based cell purification (including rare cell types), fluorescence-based cellular analyses

Sectors of Application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Health care and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Manitoba Integrated Cell Purification and Analysis Unit

FACS Aria 2 cell sorter

 

Sorting of cells based on multiple cell surface markers labeled with up to 12 fluorochromes, high-speed sorting for purification of sufficient numbers of rare cell populations, sorting of live cells from potentially infectious samples classified as biohazard level 2

 

Live cell spinning disk confocal microscope, with laser ablation/activation and TIRF imaging capabilities

High speed dynamic analysis of fluorescence labels in live cells

 

FACS Canto II cell analyzer

Analysis of cells based on multiple cell surface markers labeled with up to 8 fluorochromes

  • Cangene