Nearly all important biological processes occur in a cellular context. The ability to probe gene or protein interactions that occur in, on or around cells is a key to unlocking the biology of these intricate pathways. Cytomics is the study of functional genomics and proteomics at the cellular level. Cytomics technologies drive the creation of new hypotheses regarding the behavior of complex biological responses involved in health and disease. Cytomics assays provide powerful new methods for screening and development of new therapeutic compounds. They are also key to developing new clinical diagnostic tools.
Flow cytometry is the "core technology" of cytomics. Cira has created and patented novel tools that enable flow cytometry to truly enter the "-omics" revolution. Our Cytometric Fingerprinting is the bridge that carries flow into the world of knowledge discovery and high-dimensional data mining.