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.

Dot Overlays
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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November 13, 2014  |  Announcements

viSNE now available on Cytobank

The Cytobank team has been working diligently to provide top tier analysis solutions for our users; viSNE in Cytobank is our most recent addition and we are very excited about what it has to offer.

What is viSNE? And how does it work?

viSNE is a tool for reducing high-parameter data down to two dimensions, making it easy for scientists to not only visually identify interesting and rare biological subsets, but also gate single cell events across different samples.

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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.

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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

August 22, 2011  |  Announcements

Customized Sharing Using Cytobank Projects

Because Cytobank is web-based, we can help you share your flow data with your advisor, labmates, and collaborators – all around the world! By default, your data is private and visible only to you, but if you do decide to share, the easiest way to share an experiment is to give another user full access. But what if you need to share dozens of experiments with the same three people? Or what if you don’t want to give full access to someone but still want them to see your Illustrations?

A Cytobank project enables you to share multiple experiments with the same group of people. A project also allows you to set project-wide permission levels that let you determine whether or not people can make new illustrations and whether or not they can clone the experiments contained within the project.

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June 17, 2011  |  Announcements, Flow Cytometry

BD FACSelect™: Resources to Optimize Your Flow Experiments

Designing a successful flow experiment – selecting compatible reagents and optimizing your protocol – can be challenging and time-consuming. And yet, as we all know, a well-designed experiment is critical to the collection of high-quality flow data.

What do we think about when designing flow experiments?

  • What buffers should I use when probing intracellular targets?
  • Which surface antibodies work well on my sample and with my buffers?
  • What is the best concentration for my antibody?
  • Are there alternative protocols that work better with my samples?

We are excited to announce the arrival of two resources that will help you answer those questions and streamline your reagent selection process. BD Biosciences has released the FACSelect™ series, consisting of a Multicolor Panel Designer and a Buffer Compatibility Resource.

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June 12, 2011  |  Flow Cytometry

Never Email FCS Files Again!

Are you working with a collaborator who needs to see your raw data? Are you looking for help from a Cytobank administrator relating to experiment analysis?

Don’t bother opening your email client, searching for an email address, and digging through folders for your flow files. Instead, use the easy sharing features built into Cytobank. Once you have uploaded files to your account, they can be easily shared with others from within the Cytobank interface.

As always, your experiment is visible only to you until you actively choose to give permission to another user to see it. When you do choose to share an experiment, follow these easy steps:

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