The cell sorter "SH800" was launched in 2012, as the first in-house developed Flow Cytometer that optically detects and analyzes cell information.
Flow cytometers are widely used for cell analysis and sorting in research fields such as immunology and oncology to advance understanding of human disease and identify proactive factors that can improve human health.
It features fully-automated adjustment of the laser beam optical axis and the electrical timing for sorting, by applying laser optics technology cultivated in consumer electronics field, such as Blu-ray discs. It eliminates the need for a specialist operator to perform complicated setup procedures and adjustments.
In addition, SH800 employs a newly-developed plastic cell-sorting chip in the measuring channel (flow cell), which is based on Sony's microfabrication techniques cultivated in optical discs, and these chips can be easily exchanged and set into the instrument.