Date of Award


Degree Name

MS in Biomedical Engineering


Biomedical and General Engineering


Lily Laiho


This project was founded by Cytoflow a flow cytometry company. The company’s aim is to make a custom cytometer that can be used by consumers. The purpose of this project was to create a design for the optics assembly of the cytometer. Prototypes were constructed and then tested to analyze results. Data was collected then analyzed using a specific standard across all cytometers. Using these guidelines a result was yielded that helped to improve the resolution of the system and decrease the size. Making the prototype more efficient and lower the cost. From the design review Cytoflow was able to develop a pathway used to push their project towards the market.