Institute of Biotechnology AS CR, v. v. i. (IBT CAS) and TATAA Biocenter has acquired the CellCelector (22.1.2015)

Institute of Biotechnology AS CR, v. v. i. (IBT CAS) and TATAA Biocenter Expands Offerings on Single Cell Profiling with ALS CellCelector

The Department of Gene Expression and the qPCR and dPCR Core facility at the Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IBT CAS) in Prague has acquired the CellCelector single cell isolation system from ALS Automated Lab Solutions GmbH. The IBT CAS is a leader in single cell gene expression and recently developed qPCR tomography to measure intracellular expression profiles. The Institute team is also in the forefront of profiling circulating tumor cells. “After careful evaluation of the various options available, we found that ALS CellCelector best fits our needs and current high throughput single cell expression profiling workflow”, says Vlasta Korenkova, head of the qPCR and dPCR core facility.

“We are very delighted that IBT scientists have chosen our CellCelector for their needs in single cell isolation including recovery of pure circulating tumor cell from patient samples”, comments Constantin Nelep, Marketing Director at ALS Automated Lab Solutions. “We are also particularly excited as the system installed at IBT in Prague is the first CellCelector in the Czech Republic.”

IBT CAS collaborates closely with TATAA Biocenter, which is the world´s largest organizer of hands-on training in molecular diagnostics and the prime provider of single cell profiling reagents and services. “The CellCelector is a great platform and it is the most valuable contribution to our single cell expression profiling courses”, says Kristina Lind, head of TATAA Biocenter´s training organization.


Institute of Biotechnology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i. (IBT) is the youngest Academy Institute, founded 2008.The activities of the IBT are focused on top basic research in molecular biology and prospective transfer of biotechnological methods and tools to human and veterinary medicine, or other important areas of human activity. From 1 July 2013, the Institute is involved in a project BIOCEV. International cooperation is one of the key factors for work of all our groups and is promoted at all levels at the Institute. Our groups participate in joint projects, bilateral agreements, or simply during solution of a particular scientific problem. The Institute represents an invaluable platform for transfer of highly innovative scientific findings to their practical application. More information can be found here: or contact us on:

About ALS Automated Lab Solutions GmbH

ALS Automated Lab Solutions GmbH develops advanced automated laboratory solutions for single cell isolation and analysis, stem cell research and new cell line development. ALS’ proprietary technologies, instrumentation and consumables address unmet research and automation needs in life science, biotechnology, clinical and pharmaceutical research. ALS’ flagship product, the CellCelector™ is a versatile system for automated screening and recovery of single cells, clusters or colonies for downstream molecular
characterization or cell culturing.

It combines high resolution fast fluorescence imaging, sensitive cell detection technology and patented robotics for fast recovery of pure and viable cells. The system is compatible with various upstream cell enrichment approaches and is the only system on the market offering automated image-based in situ selection and recovery of single cells or clusters. Since its market introduction, more than 60 CellCelectors have been installed at leading research institutes, university medical schools and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. The company is selling its products worldwide either directly or through authorized distributors. For further information about ALS see or contact us on:

About TATAA Biocenter

TATAA Biocenter is the world’s largest organizer of hands-on training in quantitative real-time PCR and Next Generation Sequencing and leading provider of reagents and tools for single cell expression profiling. TATAA researchers pioneered the fields of single cell mRNA, microRNA and protein profiling. Founded in 2001, TATAA Biocenter has laboratories in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Prague, Czech Republic and an office in Saarbrucken, Germany. In 2013 TATAA Biocenter was presented the Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership as Best-in-Class Services for Analyzing Genetic Material. For more information on TATAA training courses, see and on products:, or contact us on

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