NanoCellect Awarded $3 Million in Funding

News | November 22, 2017

Nanocellect gets $3M from NIH for single cell and image based flow cytometry.

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 22, 2017) — NanoCellect Biomedical Inc. received $3 Million in funding from the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) gave an award of $1.5 M to advance single-cell plating and analysis, and the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) gave an award of $1.5 M to advance real-time image-based cell sorting.

NanoCellect plans to use the R&D funding from the awards to introduce upgraded functionality to the company’s WOLF Cell Sorter and N1 Single-Cell Dispenser, which provides 5-parameter sorting and cell printing in a personal, benchtop easy-to-use format. The award will ensure that NanoCellect’s next generation devices advance biomedical research and development in academia, pharma, and biotech.

Image-based sorting is a leap in flow cytometry functionality that utilizes the same footprint as the existing WOLF Cell Sorter and applies patent-pending technology that is low-cost and low-complexity. These innovations allow the next-generation image-based sorter to be compatible with commercialization. While imaging cytometers have enjoyed some success, users recognize that sorting the cells will massively increase the utility of these image-based flow cytometry technologies.

“Increasing access to these tools helps bring cell analysis and sorting into the labs of researchers. Our ability to do safe, sterile sorts and plating right in the lab will be extended by these next-gen innovations. Image-based sorting has been a holy grail for researchers for phenotype-genotype studies—and now an affordable solution is in sight” said Jose Morachis, PhD the CEO and co-founder of NanoCellect.


NanoCellect Biomedical, based in San Diego, designs and builds next-generation life science tools to advance biomedical