Cell in laser beam, flow cytometry, illustration

Illustration of a white blood cell (leukocyte) passing through the laser beam in a flow cytometer. Flow cytometry is a technology which revolutionised the fields of immunology and cell biology as it allows large numbers of cells to be rapidly analysed. Cells travel through the flow cytometer in a stream of fluid which aligns them so that they pass through the laser beam in single file. Specific ce…