NanoLogix and Flow Cytometry
Until the scientific advances made by NanoLogix, Flow Cytometry was the standard for “fast” detection. It is a technique for counting and examining microscopic particles, such as cells and chromosomes, by suspending them in a stream of fluid and passing them through an electronic detection apparatus.
Flow Cytometry can analyze one cell or particle in 1/10,000 of a second. However, the process still requires 18 hours to achieve accurate results. This is about 6 hours faster than the conventional Petri dish. In comparison, NanoLogix technology is approximately 3 times faster than Flow Cytometry.
Similar to PCR/DNA methods, Flow Cytometry is expensive. It requires special equipment and trained technicians. Therefore, it is not well-suited for every day rapid detection, or for facilities in rural or developing regions.