Practical Flow Cytometry provides the most readable and comprehensive resource covering the technology, principles, and biomedical applications of analytical cytology using laser-activated detection and cell sorting. This Fourth Edition of the discipline's benchmark text is completely updated with several added features, including : A completely revised introduction, emphasizing connections between a flow cytometry, static cytometry, and microscopy. Expanded coverage of applications in biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, hematology, immunology, microbiology, and oncology. Discussion of new commercial instrumentation Review of alternatives to flow sorting. Updated and enhanced references and supplier list. This book is required reading for anyone in immunology, cell and molecular biology, microbiology, oncology, or hematology.