Cytometry and Antibody Technology


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The Flood of `21 – Last update

The CAT Facility got flooded over the weekend and we want to provide as much up-to-date information about the situation and what we're doing about it. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. Check back again here for the most recent updates....

Learn: Basics of Flow

On Brightness

I've been thinking about brightness in flow cytometry lately. It's a simple enough concept, but it's one of these things where you start thinking about it and you may quickly get lost in the numerous moving parts. One could argue that what people really care about...


Acknowledging your SRL with RRID

The manner in which manuscripts acknowledge the work done in Shared Resource Laboratories (SRLs) is inconsistent and an ongoing topic of discussion. These acknowledgements are critical to the survival of SRLs as they are used to satisfy the requirements of federal...

Learn: Cytometer Setup

On the Tyranny of QC Beads

The Cytek Aurora is not the most polite instrument I know. If you fail a Quality Control test (QC) when you first turn on the instrument, it will spit out a giant FAILED error message in big red letters. For the untrained users, it can be a bit much. I can tell you...

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