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Culturing M1 and M2 Macrophages: Media Matters

Culturing M1 and M2 Macrophages: Media Matters

By Astarte Biologics | February 7, 2020

Macrophages are a type of white blood cell derived from monocytes that are most widely known for the ability to phagocytose cell debris, pathogens, and even cancer cells. However, it is becoming clear that the role of macrophages goes beyond eliminating cellular waste. Macrophages are often used in conjunction with T cells to measure immune…

3 Ways to Use Flow Cytometry for Your Activation Experiment

3 Ways to Use Flow Cytometry for Your Activation Experiment

By Astarte Biologics | February 14, 2019

Studying immune cell activation allows scientists to understand the way the body mounts a response to a specific infection, autoimmune diseases, or cancer. This knowledge plays a direct role in developing more efficacious vaccines and therapies. When tasked with capturing information on immune cell activation, flow cytometry remains the gold standard due to its versatility,…

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