December 23, 2016  |  Announcements, Education, Publications

Our CEO’s Top Three Takeaways from the 2016 ASH Meeting

We were fortunate to attend the American Society of Hematology mhematology2016covereeting earlier this month in San Diego. It brought together leading clinical scientists to present and discuss advances in malignant and non-malignant hematology.

Since the Cytobank platform is used by many who attended and presented, we were proud to see and be a small part of the exciting science. Highlights for us were:

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December 3, 2016  |  Announcements, Cytobank, Education, Publications

ASH Preview – Don’t Miss These Presentations

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Leaders in the field are utilizing the Cytobank Platform to discover more and are presenting these findings at American Society of Hematology’s 2016 Meeting this weekend, one of the most important clinical meetings world wide, driven by explosive growth in immunotherapy related research.

Below, please find information on some of the innovative research utilizing Cytobank at ASH and follow the hashtag #MadewithCytobank on Twitter for alerts.
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October 17, 2016  |  Announcements, CITRUS, Cytobank, Education

Reminder: Sign Up for Our CITRUS Webinar

Last Call: Register for Our CITRUS Webinar Oct 19.

Only hours remain to register for our CITRUS webinar. Don’t miss out! Join us Wednesday, October 19th at 9AM PDT for CITRUS: Applications and Insights from the Experts.

Learn more about how Cytobank’s newest tool can help you automate and accelerate biomarker discovery. Hear from our team members and a panel of experts:

  • Our Cytobank scientists will review how to get started quickly with CITRUS in Cytobank with a live demo.

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March 12, 2015  |  Announcements, Education

Complete your viSNE workflow and back-gate using Dot Overlays

Always listening to our user feedback, we heard your requests to complete your viSNE workflow by overlaying Populations to uniquely color the viSNE continents. Our latest release brings you a new plot type configuration we call Dot Overlays that allows you to do this, and also lends itself to traditional back-gating approaches that allow you to see child populations in the context of ancestors.

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Dot Overlays

Dot Overlays allow you to overlay not just Populations, but any of the Figure Dimensions within a single Dot Plot. Now you can compare Populations, Timepoints, Conditions, Individuals, and any dimension of your choosing within Dot Overlay plots. Just drag any figure dimension into the second (overlaid) position. See how your time course stacks out, compare your stimulations/titration data, or just see how populations sit in the context of each other (traditional back-gating). Visit our knowledge base for the full scoop on how to set up Dot Overlays, including a video tutorial.
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February 12, 2015  |  Education

Introduction to Grant Writing: Inserting Cytobank as a line item in your submission

Data retention: key to NIH policy for successful grant funding

Data sharing and preservation are central components of successfully-funded grant submissions to the NIH. Since 2003, the National Institutes of Health has maintained the NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance, and even released a brochure to help guide those seeking a successfully funded grant. These policies emphasize that “Data should be made as widely and freely available as possible while safeguarding the privacy of participants, and protecting confidential and proprietary data.”

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April 22, 2014  |  Education

The analysis challenges of high dimensional cytometry

With the rise in high dimensional cytometry, the need for new ways of managing and analyzing this information is essential. The Cytobank approach and platform led to several key publications in this area. As a result, we were invited to contribute a chapter published in Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. This chapter highlights the needs for new approaches to work with high dimensional cytometry and uses the Cytobank platform as an example of addressing the challenges. In addition, we also provide some practical ways of using algorithms such as SPADE to analyze datasets.
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August 31, 2013  |  Cytobank, Education

Cytometry for Interns II

Previously on my first blog post, I had written about the fluorescence PBMC experiment. Since then, I performed the same experiment on CyTOF. The setup of this experiment was easier due to my previous experience. However, it was my first time running the experiment on a mass cytometer. This link includes details on how the CyTOF machine works and also how data is collected.

Some of the materials were similar to those of the fluorescence experiment, including the stimulations. The protocol for the 17-parameter experiment can be found here.
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July 31, 2013  |  Cytobank, Education, Flow Cytometry

Cytometry for Interns

As a summer intern at Cytobank, the past few months have been busy and interesting to say the least. I am currently an undergraduate from the University of Redlands in Southern California. Although I have only been exposed to two years of introductory science courses, I have found that not only has it been easy to adjust to the research environment at the Nolan Lab at Stanford and the collegial atmosphere of Cytobank Inc, it has also been remarkably manageable to learn about flow cytometry.

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