Grant ID RP230447
Awarded On August 16, 2023
Title Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting: FACSAria Fusion
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism TREC: Major Instrumentation Award
Institution/Organization Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Min H Kang
Cancer Sites Childhood and Adolescent, Pancreas, Prostate
Contracted Amount $901,225
Lay Summary

It is well known that not all cancer patients even those with the same type of cancer are the same. Even a tumor collected from a patient has multiple different types of cells, and the cells that are resistant to chemotherapy may outgrow and make cancer recur. Thus, it is important to separate the cells by their types to research what makes those cells outgrow. The separation is possible using an instrument called a cell sorter. A cell sorter, as the name indicates, is a device to sort and collect particular cell types from a mixture of cells. It allows us to separate cells based on their sizes, cellular characteristics, and biological features of them. In recent years, advances in technolo...

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