Slingshot Biosciences
Synthetic Cellular Controls

Slingshot Biosciences have developed the most advanced and cellular mimics for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

 Synthetic cells match the optical fluorescence, size/granularity and biochemical features of any cell type, resulting in the ideal cellular control.

Slingshot provides both off-the-shelf and customised cellular controls for flow cytometry, engineered to suit the researcher’s precise requirements.


Assay Development
Laboratory Diagnostics
Adoptive Cell Therapy
Drug Development
Cell Analysis
Instrument Performance

Synthetic White Blood Cell Mimics to be used as an instrument calibration control or an unstained assay control. They mimic the optical properties of fixed or unfixed lymphocytes, monocytes and granulocytes so can be used as a forward and side scatter control for the identification and analysis of whole blood populations.

Easy To Use
Long Shelf Life
Stable at Room Temp
Miminal lot-to-lot variability

Compensation Controls

Spectracomp® and Hypercomp® are single stain controls that optimise spectral unmixing or compensation results by mimicking the staining performance of actual cells. Spectracomp® contains both positive and negative capture cell mimics for spectral cytometry. Hypercomp® contains a positive and negative vial for both conventional compensation or spectral unmixing

Works with Multiple Antibody Species
Mimics Cellular Autofluorescence
High Fluorescence Signals


Viacomp® viability controls bind to both DNA intercalating dyes (7AAD, PI) and amine-reactive viability dyes to simulate the staining of cells.

Easy positive and negative peak detection
Zero non-specific binding

Pre-mixed positive and negative populations

TruCytes™ Biomarker Mimics

TruCytes synthetic cells are lyophilised cell mimics that are coupled with key biomarkers for the identification of certain cell subsets such as T, B and NK cells. The optical scatter profiles also match fixed lymphocyte, monocyte and granulocyte populations.

Ready-to-use Immunophenotyping Controls
Accurate Antigen Density for Quantification
Consistent and Stable