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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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October 4, 2016  |  Announcements, CITRUS, Cytobank, Release Notes

Fresh Squeezed News: Introducing CITRUS

Automatically Identify Predictive Biomarkers with Our Newest Algorithm

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Why do some cancer patients respond well to immunotherapy but others do not?

Why do some people have a slow and painful recovery from surgery but others have a speedy recovery?

What are the biomarkers that can help predict these outcomes ahead of time?  

The Challenge:
High-dimensional single-cell analysis approaches are excellent for investigating such questions because many mechanisms of disease may only be visible at the single-cell level, eluding bulk analysis techniques. Emerging technologies such as high parameter fluorescence and mass cytometry, and powerful data analysis platforms like Cytobank, are providing unprecedented resolution for measuring single-cell biology. With these new technologies, a variety of specific cellular populations can be simultaneously identified, and anomalies can define different clinically relevant cohorts and serve as predictive diagnostics and prognostics.

The challenge of going from high-dimensional data to these useful findings lies in the analysis, which is often cumbersome, manual, subjective, and irreproducible. Our new version of the CITRUS algorithm aims to change that. More »

September 29, 2016  |  Announcements, Cytobank, User Stories

Customer Story: Reema Baskar, Stanford Medicine

Welcome to Cytobank User Stories, a series featuring interviews with Cytobank users on their research, scientific vision, and use of fluorescence and mass cytometry.

This week we interview Reema Baskar, a graduate student in the Cancer Biology Department at Stanford University, co-mentored by Sean Bendall and Sylvia Plevritis. We asked Reema about how she uses Cytobank’s high-dimensional tools to help elucidate mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer, and her early experience beta-testing our new CITRUS implementation.

What is an important problem in human health and/or fundamental biology that you’d like to address? What is your scientific vision?
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Reema Baskar
Cancer Biology Dept.
Stanford University

My vision is to develop high-dimensional techniques and computational tools to address the challenge of ‘big data.’ My hope is that these tools may be broadly applied to aid our understanding of the human condition. Technology, such as mass cytometry (CyTOF), has made it possible to capture different facets of biology such as cell function, epigenetic traits, and transcriptional readouts with infinitesimal single-cell granularity. More »

August 31, 2016  |  Announcements, API, Cytobank, Release Notes

Streamline and Automate Analysis with Our New API

CytobankAPIAchieve better results, faster. Automate your end-to-end pipelines with the Cytobank Platform via The Cytobank APIThe Cytobank API extends the power of the Cytobank Cloud to any software application. Now bench scientists can more seamlessly interact with computational biologists and reviewers to assess results of internal algorithms and pipelines. 

Now available in the Enterprise versionour RESTful API endpoints offer powerful advantages More »

August 12, 2015  |  Announcements, Publications

A Framework for Modeling the Immune System

Spitzer and Gherardini et al., from the Nolan Lab at Stanford University, report a novel bioinformatics approach to mapping the immune system called Scaffold (Single-Cell Analysis by Fixed Force- and Landmark-Directed).

Scaffold allows clustering of samples independently, thus allowing addition of new sample data over time. This approach requires users to develop or use a pre-defined reference map.

In their recent publication in Science, the authors reveal maps comparing immune organization among several tissue compartments, among mouse strains, between circadian states, and between species (mouse and human).
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