How Fossomatic™ 7 works
The Fossomatic™ 7 counts somatic cells based on recognition of DNA from the cells.
A mixture of milk and staining solution is surrounded by a sheath liquid and passed through a flow cell. In the flow cell, the stained somatic cells are exposed to light of a specific wavelength. The cells then emit fluorescent light pulses at a different wavelength, the pulses are counted and displayed.
The design of the flow cell ensures that only one somatic cell is detected at a time. Higher precision can be obtained at grading limits using precision set-up feature.
The Fossomatic™ 7 can be integrated with a MilkoScan™ 7 multi-component analyser to form a CombiFoss™ 7, without reducing sample capacity and at the same time promoting operational effectiveness by sharing the Foss Integrator software platform.