Mass Spectrometry Solution to the Multi-parameter Flow Cytometry Challenge
Tue 3:30 PM - Track 1: New Advances
Scott Tanner
University of Toronto
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The use of atomic mass spectrometry as a detector for stable isotope tags appended to antibody probes allows the quantitative measurement of many proteins simultaneously in single cells. This answers the challenge of multiparameter flow cytometry, and enables the opportunity for the unique identification of rare diseased cells in complex samples such as PBMc. The opportunities for clinical diagnostics are evident though yet in the future. We will discuss the technology and our approaches to the determination and distinction of cancer stem cells.