Cytek Biosciences Acquires Tonbo Biosciences’ Cell Analysis Business

 FREMONT, Calif., November 3, 2021Cytek® Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTKB), a leading cell analysis solutions company, today announced that it has acquired the cell analysis business of Tonbo Biosciences™, which includes an extensive portfolio of life science research reagents related to cell preparation, flow cytometry, molecular immunology/PCR and cell culture covering application areas across immunology, apoptosis, and immunoprofiling. 


The addition of the Tonbo Biosciences portfolio of reagents will enable Cytek to offer extended flow cytometry capabilities to meet customer needs in protein and cell analysis research. Tonbo’s reagents will complement Cytek’s cFluor® family of proprietary reagents, which represent the culmination of years of experience understanding full spectrum cytometry and how fluorophores react together in multicolor panels.


“Tonbo’s reagents meet the highest standards of quality and performance, making them a natural fit with our comprehensive suite of solutions for the cell analysis market," said Dr. Wenbin Jiang, president and CEO of Cytek. “Adding Tonbo’s reagent offerings to our existing Full Spectrum Profiling™ (FSP™) platform is yet another example of our commitment to redefining what is possible in flow cytometry and offering a total solution to our users.” 

About Cytek Biosciences Inc.

Cytek Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTKB) is a leading cell analysis solutions company advancing the next generation of cell analysis tools by delivering high-resolution, high-content and high-sensitivity cell analysis utilizing its patented Full Spectrum Profiling™ (FSP™) technology. Cytek’s novel approach harnesses the power of information within the entire spectrum of a fluorescent signal to achieve a higher level of multiplexing with exquisite sensitivity. Cytek’s FSP platform includes its core instruments, the Aurora and Northern Lights™ systems, the Aurora CS cell sorter, reagents, software and services to provide a comprehensive and integrated suite of solutions for its customers. Cytek is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices and distribution channels across the globe. More information about the company and its products is available at www.cytekbio.com

Other than Cytek’s Northern Lights CLC system, which is available for clinical use in China and the European Union, Cytek’s products are for research use only – not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Cytek, Tonbo Biosciences, cFluor, Full Spectrum Profiling, FSP and Northern Lights are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cytek Biosciences, Inc.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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