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About Us

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Cytocell was established in 1991 at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital before moving to Banbury, Oxfordshire in 1994. Since 2003, Cytocell has been located in Cambridge where we design and manufacture an ever-increasing range of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) probes.

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Cytocell is a significant European manufacturer of FISH probes and has a well-established worldwide distribution network for its products, covering more than 60 countries.

In February 2014, Cytocell was acquired by Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), a leading provider of innovative genetics research solutions. The Group's CytoSure™ microarray products, Cytocell FISH probes and SureSeq™ next generation sequencing (NGS) products provide the complete solution for high-resolution genetic analysis.

Cytocell North America Product Ranges

Aquarius® Range Aquarius logo

The Aquarius range consists of directly labeled FISH probes for constitutional cytogenetic and oncology (both pathology and hematology) applications. All Aquarius probes are supplied in hybridization solution and ready-to-use.

Satellite, subtelomere specific and whole chromosome painting probes are also available from the Aquarius range.

myProbes® Custom FISH Probes MyProbes logo

myProbes is a custom design and manufacture service that provides unique fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) probes using the BAC-2-FISH™ process. This process utilizes Cytocell’s proprietary BAC clone collection containing >220,000 clones to produce fully quality-assured custom FISH probes for virtually any sequence in the entire human genome.

Based on your specific interests and research, custom FISH probes may range from a simple catalog probe modification to a truly unique product.

ZooFISH ZOO FISH

ZooFISH covers our non-human FISH probe capabilities. This includes our ZooFISH Range comprised of Cytocell Chromoprobe Multiprobe OctoChrome Murine, Cytocell Chromoprobe Multiprobe Porcine and Cytocell Chromoprobe Multiprobe Chicken. It also includes our comprehensive range of Murine Whole Chromsome Painting Probes for the assessment of chromsome number, breakage or rearrangement.

Ancillary Reagents

Various hybridization solutions and DAPI counterstain are available as separate items.