The LSC has acquired a benchtop flow cytometer for the LSC Biology Platform. The instrument, equipped with 2 excitation lasers of 488 and 640 nm, 2 scattering detectors and 4 fluorescence detectors, will be used to perform biology experiments in applications such as immunophenotyping, analysis of the phases of the cell cycle, apoptosis or proliferation assays in cosmic silence.

The experiment led by Javier Menendez and Tomás Alarcón, which explores the influence of cosmic rays on ageing mechanisms, will make use of the new service between October and December.