Master Bond supplies adhesives, sealants, and coatings, which are capable of being utilized in the assembly of fluidic, optical, as well as electronic components employed in flow cytometry instruments. These high-quality formulations are compatible with multiple substrates, have given engineers design flexibility and facilitated the development of smaller, more powerful instrumentation. Master Bond one and two component compounds can help manufacturers to produce more accurate, precise, stable, reliable, reproducible, and rapid testing results.
Master Bond application specific grades are often employed on lasers, detectors, optical filters, sensors, pumps, tubing, valves, lenses, fiber optics, mirrors, in host computers for cell sorters and analytic cytometers. Unique compositions feature low coefficient of thermal expansion, low outgassing, protection against common bodily fluids, chemical sterilants, disinfectants, humidity, abrasion, and thermal cycling. Other systems are engineered to offer superior dimensional stability, resist vibration, creep, fatigue, have outstanding spectral transmission and bonding properties. Particularly noteworthy are systems that exhibit low stress, have high glass transition temperatures, low shrinkage, and meet USP Class VI requirements for biocompatibility as well as the ISO 10993-5 guidelines for non-cytotoxicity.
Flow cytometer instruments are pivotal for detection and measuring physical/chemical characteristics of cells in heterogenous mixtures. Applications include:
- Drug discovery
- Stem cell research
- Cell cycle analysis
- Cell counting
- Cancer diagnostics
- Autoimmune diseases
- Diseases of apoptotic cells
- Biomarker detection
- Cell sorting
- Protein engineering
- Detecting microorganisms such as bacteria
- Organ transplantation
- Intracellular calcium flux
End users of this vital equipment consists of academic institutes, clinical testing laboratories, hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
As flow cytometer instruments continue to evolve technologically, their value becomes more pronounced. Master Bond is at the forefront in assisting manufacturers to meet these challenges to augment their capabilities.