Amphasys

Amphasys stands for an innovative new technology to analyze single cells and pollen: Microfluidic impedance flow cytometry. It allow analysis of almost any kind of single cells from human, animal and plant sources as well as bacteria, yeast and algae. In addition to counting, determination of concentration and size it enables the analysis of viability (how active or alive a cell is) and cell differentiation (the stage of cell development).

Accurate and efficient measuring of pollen viability has long been avoided due to tedious procedures such as microscopy. Now, accurate viability measurements of 100’s of samples a day – measured directly in the field – is made possible with Impedance Flow Cytometry on the Ampha Z32.

 

What’s the impact of knowing pollen viability for seed breeding and production?
– Reduce cost for line selection
– Increase seed and crop yields
– Improve breeding efficiency