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What is the difference between Helios and the Hyperion Imaging System?

Helios™ is the latest generation of the CyTOF® mass cytometer system. It is designed to analyze metal-tagged antibodies in cells suspended in solution.

The Hyperion™ Imaging System includes a separate module that can be connected to Helios to analyze metal-tagged antibodies in tissue. It uses laser ablation and can relate the metal tags to their spatial position on a slice of tissue.

To use a Hyperion system you must also buy, or have access to, a Helios or a Helios-upgraded mass cytometer.

Hyperion launched in the fall of 2017. If you have questions about Hyperion, please contact Robert Ellis (robert.ellis@fluidigm.com).

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