Cell Microsystems, a company founded by BME Chair/Department Head Dr. Nancy Allbritton, recently made the first commercial sale of its automated AIR system. The sale was made to Albert Einstein College of Medicine investigator Jan Vijg, PhD. The AIR system is used in single cell genomic analysis, or for genome editing methods. Members of Dr. Vijg’s laboratory and neighboring labs praised the system as “very useful,” and said that it “allows [them] to do imaging-based characterization of genome edited cells that [they] otherwise couldn’t do.”
Cell Microsystems is one of the top awardees of NIH funding in the state of North Carolina, and will be exhibiting its products at several upcoming national life science conferences. Congratulations to them, and to Dr. Allbritton!