Miltenyi Biotec is Picking up Good VYBrations

By Miltenyi Biotec, PRNE
Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Flow Cytometer MACSQuant(R) VYB Opens up Novel Avenues in Cell Analysis

ORLANDO, Florida, April 4, 2011 - Miltenyi Biotec today announces the worldwide release and availability of
the MACSQuant(R) VYB, a compact, benchtop flow cytometer featuring violet,
yellow, and blue lasers, and detection of 10 optical parameters. The
MACSQuant VYB enables easy but sophisticated multiparametric analysis of
fluorescent protein-expressing cells, stem cell characterization, and much
more. With this launch, the leading provider of tools and services for cell
separation and analysis technologies extends the scope and power of its flow
cytometry business.

The MACSQuant VYB expands the instrument range that began with the
popular MACSQuant(R) Analyzer, which marked the beginning of a new era in
benchtop flow cytometric analyses when it was first introduced. Offering a
wider range for detection of fluorescent markers, the newly configured
optical layout opens up a wealth of new possibilities for scientific
researchers in experimental design and methodology. Additional features, such
as absolute cell counting, rare cell enrichment, autolabeling, and automated
analysis of 96-well plates, set the MACSQuant instruments in a class of their

"With unique and unparalleled features, the MACSQuant VYB is set to
really excite the world of flow cytometry," comments Shane Oram, Business
Manager Cell Analysis, Miltenyi Biotec, speaking at the AACR meeting in
Orlando, Florida. "Users can broaden their research capabilities by detecting
a greater number of fluorescent proteins simultaneously. With its benchtop
design and attractive price any researcher can now have access to this
powerful system, allowing them to acquire meaningful data easily and more

Further information on the MACSQuant VYB, and the full range of
supporting products and services that form Miltenyi Biotec's cell analysis
portfolio - including fluorochromes, antibodies, pre-titered antibody
cocktails, out-of-the-box analysis kits, and 24-hour real-time support - can
be found at

From sample preparation through cell separation, cell culture, and cell
analysis, this new offering further cements Miltenyi Biotec's reputation as
the only company to offer a seamless experimental integration path.

About Miltenyi Biotec

Miltenyi Biotec is one of the largest and most successful biotechnology
companies in Germany, with more than 1,100 employees worldwide who develop,
produce and sell products and services for biomedical research and clinical
applications. Established in 1989, the company is still owned and run by its
founder, Stefan Miltenyi, creator of the renowned MACS(R) Technology for
magnetic separation of cells. MACS Technology has become the de facto
industry gold standard in cell separation in research laboratories worldwide,
while the name of Miltenyi Biotec has become synonymous with basic,
translational, and clinical research in cellular therapy applications.

    For further information, please contact:

    Prof. Dr. Uwe A. O. Heinlein
    Corporate Communications, Miltenyi Biotec GmbH
    Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 68, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
    Phone +49-2204-8306-6590

For further information, please contact: Prof. Dr. Uwe A. O. Heinlein, Corporate Communications, Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 68, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, Phone +49-2204-8306-6590, E-mail uweh at

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