CytoBead® Technology is the next generation of immunofluorescence testing. Through the combination of natural cells or tissues with protein coated microparticles (microbeads) in one well, simultaneous screening tests at the cellular level and testing at the biochemical level for the specific differentiation of antibodies is achieved. At the end of this laboratory procedure, which takes less than two hours, both results are available.
Using conventional methods, the qualitative evaluation (screening) was carried out with a fluorescence microscope, whereby in the second step (differentiation) the determination of antibody specificity and content was performed with separate ELISA assays. With CytoBead® Technology, this is achieved in a single test. This effectively saves time, materials and money.