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How does Helios increase sensitivity?

Helios™ theoretically increases sensitivity because each cell-derived ion cloud is measured in fewer pushes compared to CyTOF® 1 and CyTOF 2 instruments. Thus, the same signal is measured with less potential noise. Also note:

  • When upgrading a CyTOF 2 to Helios, the instrument response specification increases from 400,000 to 600,000 counts/pg 159Tb.
  • When trading in a CyTOF 1 for a Helios, the instrument response specification increases from 200,000 to 600,000 counts/pg 159Tb due to ion optic improvements.

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