Welcome to our latest Extracellular Vesicle (EV) imaging series!
This is the first of four scheduled posts that will be coming to you over the next few weeks. Here, we will discuss the latest characterization trends and open questions researchers are facing within the EV field. We have created this imaging series in the hope that we can share the awesome research that is currently on-going, along with the incredible technology that is fueling it.
The field of EV research has exploded over the past few decades with a rapidly growing list of compelling publications behind it. However, until MISEV published their guidelines for EV characterization in 2014, the field suffered from a real issue with data reproducibility owing to the wide variety of isolation, purification and characterization techniques that were being used. To date, researchers commonly use flow-based characterization methods, fluorescence imaging techniques and electron microscopy (EM) and whilst they all come with their own set of advantages, they are not without their limitations.
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