Archive for May, 2011
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We’re excited to be attending both IMMUNOLOGY 2011 and CYTO 2011 in the next couple weeks. Come say hello and tell us how you’re using Cytobank to share and analyze your flow data.
May 13-17, 2011
98th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
May 21-25, 2011
XXVI Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC)
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
We’re excited to announce Cytobank Reports, a new feature on Cytobank that will soon enable users to “publish” their data and findings. We’re also excited to announce that the first Cytobank Report (available here) features the mass cytometry study published today in Science, reporting on the simultaneous measurement of 34 parameters in single hematopoietic cells.
Also, more details to come, but stay tuned for a new resource from BD Biosciences powered by Cytobank Reports. (If you’re attending IMMUNOLOGY 2011 or CYTO 2011 this month, stop by our booth to preview this resource!)
Mass cytometry, a technique developed by DVS Sciences, represents a revolutionary spin on classic fluorescence-based flow cytometry. Instead of using antibodies tagged with fluorophores (in which spectral overlap quickly limits the number of parameters available for simultaneous detection), mass cytometry relies on antibodies tagged with transition element isotopes. Antibody-bound cells are vaporized, ionized, and analyzed on a mass spectrometer.