Beckman Coulter Examine Flow Cytometric Approach To Probiotic Cell Counting And Analysis In Educational Webinar

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In this webinar, which LabRoots will host February 27, participants will learn from a comparison between traditional probiotic cell counts versus a new approach using flow cytometry method.

Dharlene Tundo Quality Control, Senior Microbiologist, VitaQuest International

The complexity of the manufacturing process of probiotic supplements, along with increased demand and strict criteria for quality, potency and safety, in accordance to FDA regulations, necessitates that manufacturers continue to improve production processes that increase productivity and efficiency.

Flow Cytometry is a viable option for a non-culture based method for enumerating cells for probiotics manufacture. Using the CytoFLEX flow cytometer with its ability to resolve small particles down to 200nm, it was possible to reliably count bacteria as small as 0.5μm. This analysis allowed to compare and contrast culture-based and flow cytometry-based workflows for probiotic cell enumeration.

Through this webinar, which is sponsored by Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, attendees will gain a better understanding of the importance of gating and threshold settings strategy. They will also learn best practices and technics for bacterial cell staining process.

The speaker for this event will be Dharlene Tundo, a senior microbiologist at VitaQuest International dealing with quality control.

Tundo obtained her Bachelor of Science in molecular biology from Montclair State University and has more than ten years of diverse experience in research and pharmaceutical industry. Her research interest is focused on the study of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species. She is dedicated to develop a method to analyze and obtain cell count differentiation on viable and non-viable bacterial cells for the manufacture of probiotic supplements, using the flow cytometric approach.

LabRoots will host the webinar February 27, 2018, beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST, 11:00 a.m. EST. To read more on this event, learn about the continuing education credits available, or to register for free, click here.

About Beckman Coulter
Beckman Coulter serves customers in two segments: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. The company develops, manufactures, and markets products that simplify, automate, and innovate complex analytical testing. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both Diagnostics and Life Sciences laboratories on seven continents. Scientists use Beckman Coulter’s Life Science research instruments to study complex biological problems, including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. Quality control specialists use Beckman Coulter’s analytical instrumentation to maintain quality control in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industries.

LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, which provides daily scientific trending news and science-themed apparel, as well as produces educational virtual events and webinars, on the latest discoveries and advancements in science. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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