October 29, 2013  |  Announcements

New FCS File Concatenation tool

Cytobank has a new section of our website dedicated to utilities designed to make interacting with data easier. The first program featured here will be a concatenation tool for combining multiple FCS files into a single file, while maintaining keywords and compatibility with Cytobank. This can be an issue when working with files generated by the Fluidigm CyTOF, as starting and stopping a run several times over the course of a single tube is not uncommon. Several other publicly available concatenation tools exist but many of them change the FCS file in subtle ways and thereby cause issues when uploading those files to Cytobank. Our new FCS file concatenation tool produces cleanly concatenated files that work seamlessly with Cytobank. If you would like help getting started with the tool or encounter any problems with installation or execution, read more on our knowledgebase. More »

September 5, 2013  |  Announcements

Cytobank is thrilled to be part of the Stanford-StartX Fund

The Stanford-StartX Fund is a joint venture between Stanford University, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) and StartX, a startup accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs, to fund the next generation of companies set to change the world.

We’re thrilled to announce that Cytobank has been chosen as one of two StartX companies to receive investment from the Stanford-StartX Fund.

We first built Cytobank to enable our own research projects as Stanford graduate students. We were among the first to show the importance of measuring information at the single cell level for diagnosis and treatments in leukemias and lymphomas, as well as the importance of incorporating cell type into drug discovery assays.

The need for a platform that unlocks the clinical potential in these single cell measurements  is what led us to found Cytobank Inc., (more at the Cytobank Story).

Single cell analysis has since then been recognized as the most important technology of the future of personalized medicine. The Cytobank platform is the engine behind landmark research in cell signaling and mass cytometry.  Cytobank is in use by thousands of researchers at top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as, the premier medical research institutions around the world.

Still, it just feels like we are getting started. The data keep getting bigger and the need for appropriate computation resources and analytics is more crucial than ever.

Today’s investment from the Stanford-StartX Fund will enable us to scale our infrastructure and move us closer to our ultimate goal of presenting this data in a useful, digestible and relevant manner to enable clinical decisions, and create life-saving medical breakthroughs.

We have a long way to go but it is an amazing feeling to have garnered such support from the Stanford and StartX community.

  – Nikesh

June 29, 2013  |  Announcements

Cytobank Updates: New Export Stats module

We are releasing a new way to export statistics from your experiment in the next update and we’d like to give you a tour.

After clicking on the Export Experiment Statistics link, you’ll arrive at a screen where you can either choose to define what you’d like to export or load a previously saved template of statistics.

More »

May 15, 2013  |  Announcements

Upcoming Meeting: CYTO 2013

CYTO 2013 is kicking off this weekend in San Diego, California and Cytobank will be there – stop by the Cytobank booth #442 to say hi and then visit the following talks and posters featuring Cytobank.

Venue and Date:
May 19-22, 2013
CYTO 2013
XXVIII Congress of the International Congress for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC)
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

More »

February 28, 2013  |  Announcements

The Cytobank Support Team is Ready to Help

Cytobank is a powerful software package with many features, and as such, can require some effort to master. In addition, science and the interpretation of data can be a challenge, especially in the age of advanced analysis and visualization methods such as the ones Cytobank offers. The Cytobank Support team is here to help you through this process!

Get in touch with us for any consideration, whether it is finding a button, generating the figure or statistics you need, questions on science, experimentation, and analysis, troubleshooting an error, or just to give us feedback on a feature you would like to see in Cytobank. Our team of scientists and engineers is your partner in analysis!

There are many ways to get support:

Start by searching the Help Center in the Cytobank Support Portal for articles relevant to your questions. You can also browse organized categories of articles.

If you don’t find what you need in the Support Portal, you can create a support request.

– The Cytobank Support Team

January 31, 2013  |  Announcements

New buffer compatibility data added to the BD FACSelect resource

We’ve added new datasheets to the BD FACSelect Buffer Compatibility Resource for targets involved in DNA damage (H2AX (pS139) and p53 (pS37)), apoptosis (active caspase-3 and cleaved PARP), and the cell cycle (7-AAD DNA stain). Visit this resource to see and interact with flow data showing how various antibody conjugates stain in different buffer conditions for a number of mouse and human targets.

You can learn more about FACSelect by reading our previous blog post on the topic.

BDFACSelect-Jan2013Update

Questions or comments? Email us at helpdesk@cytobank.org.

– Angela