The Virtue of Viability

Every cytometry experiment should contain a viability dye. It doesn't matter if it's just analysis or if you're sorting.

No ifs, no buts.

Dead cells can negatively impact cytometry experiments. They can also skew your functional assays and even your everyday cell culture. Unlike some other experimental and cell handling procedures, the impact of cellular death is easy to quantify in cytometry assays, and as such should be factored into all your experiments.

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Time: Saving Your Data for Free

Nobody’s got time to think in December and January - Exhibit A: yours truly!

December is a whirlwind of action that we look forward to with mixed parts of dread and anticipation, and then January is one big month of denial as the grant writing season and academic year kicks into gear and we all resist that pressure; hoping to squeeze out a little more relaxation and a few more BBQs with mates. 

With all that in mind, let’s keep this brief. 

One of the most underutilised parameters that cytometers can record in your data files is the Time parameter.

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