Chuckstrong dollars have funded the purchase of multiple laboratory instruments, including a cell sorter and analyzers.
The Fortessa cell sorter allows cancer researchers to label cells in a patient blood sample with up to 16 different markers—many more than the capacity of similar machines. Labeling cells in this way allows scientists to classify them into different groups based on the markers the cells are expressing. This guides researchers as they design experiments and eventually work to determine the best treatments for individuals.
The Seahorse Analyzer helps researchers understand how cancer cells use energy differently than normal cells as they grow. The IncuCyte ZOOM is like a time-lapse camera with an attached microscope, permitting researchers to watch live images of cells as they grow. This enables researchers to better understand how certain drugs can block the formation of tumor blood vessels.