Evaluation of an Acoustic Focusing Flow Cytometer for Enumeration of Probiotic Organisms - Benkowski, et al
The probiotics industry estimated that in 2016, probiotic consumption retailed at $39.9 billion; $4.3 billion is attributed to dietary supplements. In a sector where 38% growth is expected from 2016 to 2021, stakeholders are demanding more information about quantity, quality, and identity of organisms in probiotic products.
Enumeration provides the most basic require information with methodologies evolving to provide improved accuracy, precision, and turnaround times. Flow cytometry has shown promise in rapidly providing precise, quantitative and qualitative probiotic information. Acoustic-assisted hydrodynamic flow cytometry incorporates the advance of using sound waves to align the particles in the fluid stream for counting, reducing the time to result.