HIVE scRNAseq: Expanding access to single-cell genomics
Biological resolution at the level of individual cells is powering the next phase of precision health. Honeycomb has developed a new paradigm in single-cell technology - HIVE scRNAseq integrates a sample storage solution into the single-cell profiling workflow. The HIVE device is portable, handheld, and single-use, facilitating broad and scalable sample collection while decoupling the location and time of collection from processing. Cells are gently loaded into HIVEs by gravity, enabling capture of fragile cell types. Large sample loading volumes of 1-4 mL are highly advantageous for sparse samples such as fine needle aspirates, cytobrushes, and flow-sorted cells. Honeycomb aims to expand single-cell opportunities to basic, translational, and clinical research throughout the world.
3 key learning points from webinar
- efficient fragile cell recovery
- integrated sample storage
Irene E Whitney PhD
Director of Applications & Collaborations, Honeycomb Biotechnologies
Irene is the Director of Applications & Collaborations at Honeycomb Biotechnologies. Prior to Honeycomb, Irene was a postdoctoral scholar at Harvard University in the Center for Brain Science. Her research focused on the diversification of cell types in neural development and heterogeneity of transcriptional responses to injury, using primarily high-throughput single-cell sequencing methods. She completed her doctoral work at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, where she worked to identify the genetic determinants of distinct cell types in the nervous system using recombinant inbred strains and quantitative trait locus mapping.