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 hybridisation (FISH) probes.
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 product ranges
Our Chromoprobe Multiprobe® Macroarray system, where multiple probes are reversibly bound to a glass slide to provide a key diagnostic tool for the screening of genetic abnormalities (in leukaemia cases for example), is unique to Cytocell and subject to a worldwide patent and several registered designs. We also manufacture Multiprobe T and Octochrome™ devices which allow simultaneous analysis of subtelomeric abnormalities and whole chromosome painting respectively. Our ever-popular and well-regarded Aquarius® range accounts for around two-thirds of our business, and provides a broad range of directly labelled single and combination liquid probes.