OPTOFLUIDIC TECHNOLOGY IS THE KEY TO FASTER WORKFLOWS AND DEEPER DATA.

See how Berkeley Lights’ optofluidic technology moves
Digital Cell Biology to light speed in the video below.

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OVERVIEW

Tech Overview

OUR TECHNOLOGY COMBINES PRECISE CELL PROCESSING, TIME-SAVING WORKFLOW AUTOMATION, AND RICH, DEEP PROFILING.

Optofluidics uses light and millions of light-actuated pixels to move individual cells so they can be isolated, cultured, assayed and exported. Each cell or clone is imaged and monitored in real-time in a NanoPen™ to provide rich visual data early and often. Our full platform and software suite deliver cell processing and deep profiling with more information about cell function than any other technology.

SEE PRODUCTS & SERVICES BUILT ON OUR TECHNOLOGY.

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THE CHIP

HOW THE OPTOSELECT™ CHIP POWERS FULLER, SPEEDIER CELLULAR DISCOVERY

The OptoSelect chip makes amazing cellular insights happen. Watch live video of how it works.

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Import

Our software automatically identifies single cells and directs them into NanoPens all at once. Chips are loaded with cells in less than 30 minutes.

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Culture

As cells proliferate, nutrients diffuse in, waste diffuses out, and software images the chip continuously to count cells and calculate growth rate.

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Assay

Test individual cells immediately and repeatedly in our NanoPens, instead of culturing for weeks to reach a minimum number of cells for assay.

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Export

Choose your cells of interest. Light patterns move them into position for export to a well plate.

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SEE HOW IT ALL WORKS ON THE BEACON® PLATFORM.

 

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ASSAYS

ASSAYS CAN BE PERFORMED QUICKLY WITH AS LITTLE AS A SINGLE CELL.

NanoPens are 100,000 times smaller in volume than a microwell. Isolate and assay a cell within minutes. You won’t need to wait weeks for a larger quantity of cells. You have complete flexibility to run fully-automated assays, sequentially or simultaneously, as frequently as you choose.

BERKELEY LIGHTS CELLULAR ASSAY TYPES

  • Real-time lgG Secretion
  • Multiplex Assays
  • Multiple Antigen Screening
  • Multiple Species Binding
  • Growth Rate
  • Surface Markers
  • Viral Neutralization Assays
  • Reporter Cell Assays
  • Ligand Blocking Assay
  • Cell/Cell Interaction
  • Other Functional Assays
  • Cytokine Assays
  • Apoptosis Assays
  • Tumor Killing Assays

SOME TYPICAL ASSAYS THAT RUN IN OUR NANOPENS

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ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC BEAD ASSAY

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CROSS-SPECIES ASSAY

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FUNCTIONAL ASSAY

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LIGAND BLOCKING ASSAY

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TUMOR CELL KILLING ASSAY

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CYTOKINE ASSAY

SEE THE APPLICATIONS WE'VE TRANSFORMED.