Slingshot Biosciences, Inc. uses a patented, scalable manufacturing approach to synthesize a superior control reagent for use in flow cytometry. With decades of experience and under years of development, we have designed the next generation calibration standards that are more robust, flexible, easier to handle, and shelf-stable. Moreover, we have the first technology platform that can be accurately tuned to match a variety of cell types.

The patented FlowCytes technology showcases the ability to precisely match a specific cell type in optical and biochemical fatures, which distinguishes Slingshot’s hydrogel particles from the more common polystyrene-based options currently available.

As a first, our platform technology can precisely adjust the forward and side scatter properties of our unique hydrogel particles to match target cell types. The technology is further capable of modifying the optical, biochemical, mechanical, fluorescent, and chemical properties of the hydrogels. This potential has tremendous applications beyond flow cytometry and into general cell-calibration standards such as blood typing.

The result is the first of its kind technology that allows for similar instrument settings when running both calibration particles and biological samples, allowing for the preservation of valuable primary cell populations.