• Flow Cytometry Education and Consulting - Affordable. Effective. Leading Edge.

    I attended an Excyte course at the University of Iowa. The course was extremely detail-oriented, allowing attendees to work through the process of choosing the correct flow cytometry flurophores and reagents for their particular experiments. I learned a lot from the discussions on flow cytometry controls, which helped me figure out which ones to use in my own research.  I found the instructor very approachable and willing to stay after the lecture for a long time to answer questions and give additional resources.

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    I invited ExCyte to Lilly to teach a two-day comprehensive course; ranging from the fundamentals of flow to the experimental design of assays specific to what I think a lot of biotech companies are doing these days. Afterwards, several of my users wondered why I didn’t bring in a course like this earlier! Our instructor, Tim Bushnell, Ph.D., educated my users with the background they needed to design their assays most effectively. I immediately noticed the positive impact he had when my users began to ask more informed questions during the planning stages of their experiments. As a busy core manager, it’s difficult to find the time to prepare such a well designed course like ExCyte offers while trying to stay focused on innovation and maintaining a competitive advantage in the fast paced industry environment. I’m grateful to the ExCyte team for helping me to keep things moving forward at ...

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    Excyte provided a wonderful course in Boston.  Feedback from attendees has been very positive and individuals want more. I believe there is great benefit to advanced courses in Flow Cytometry as number of fluorescence antibodies and analysis parameters keeps increasing. Between the multi-institutional CyTOF, and my labs 32 parameter Astrios, we are moving into some very high-end and cutting edge science. The expertise that the ExCyte team brings to these courses is incredible. It is amazing how some individuals such as ExCyte can take very complex materials and make them appear simple. In addition, I am and always will be a strong advocate of learning by doing. ExCyte's course structure allows the student to be involved and interactive. This allows for greater ease of translation of the learned material into the student's experiments. Great courses from great people.

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    As a core manager, ExCyte has been great to work with.  It's often difficult to ensure clients are getting the information and education they need to perform their experiments effectively.  We have worked with Carol and Tim several times to deliver effective educational programs to our users.  They have a broad offering of classes and are willing to work with us to tailor the topics to our needs.  Client feedback has been very good which is a testament to the knowledge and expertise of the people behind ExCyte. I also like their new series of webinars which are inexpensive, informative and allow users to gain valuable knowledge one hour at a time.

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    Having hosted multiple courses with ExCyte, I have been consistently impressed with the quality of the material, effectiveness of delivery, and overall collaborative and adaptable atmosphere of the classroom. Carol Oxford creates an open, inviting learning environment and is able to tailor material to the students’ varied levels of experience. All of my core users who have participated in an ExCyte course have been very engaged with the material, and I have noticed a salient shift in the way that they think about cytometry. Most especially, these students have started to think more critically about how they design experiments and question the often incorrect dogma passed down through labs over the years. These courses have been invaluable in creating a core user base that is both willing and able to truly understand cytometry. I have found ExCyte to be an essential resource.

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    4 Fluidics Tips That Will Change Your Flow Data For The Better

    Friday is the 4th of July in the US - and we celebrate that day with picnics, spending time OUTSIDE the lab and fireworks. And our Independence, but I'm not up for a political discussion right now. For flow geeks, fireworks are like flow cytometry - they happen in the dark, they are full of many bright colors, and we’re all looking for the patterns the colors make. So in honor of a day outside the lab, it seemed appropriate to talk about fluidics... going with the flow for best results. A flow cytometer has three major components - fluidics, electronics ...

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    Counting Cells Will Save Your Flow Cytometry Experiment, If You Do It Like This

    Fast, accurate or efficient - pick two. How to decide when you can’t have it all. The hemocytometer is considered the gold standard for cell counting. Invented by Louis Charles Malassez, this precision etched microscope slide can allow the researcher to count their cells under the microscope with amazing accuracy. It is inexpensive, relative to other methods, but is by no means the most efficient or fast method out there. The single biggest key to using a hemocytometer is training, training and more training. Since the investigator is visually inspecting the cells within a boundary, the rules of what cells to count ...

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    Top Flow Cytometer

    What is the top flow cytometer? The easy answer is the flow cytometer that matches your needs and fits within your budget. However, before running off to spend cash, consider the following. What are the current needs of the users? Evaluating the users needs will help define the parameters needed for the flow cytometer. This will include what excitation sources should be available, how many detectors are needed, including specialized detectors (small particle detectors), as the need for automatic sampling. All these factors will in weigh in on the What are the projected future needs of the users? This is where the ...

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    Flow Cytometry Education

    As with all complex technology there are many different levels of education that users should avail themselves of. Basic instrument operation - this level of education is akin to learning how to drive a car.  At this level, the focus will be on how to put the sample on the instrument, how to adjust voltage and collect data.  Specific policies of the facility should also be covered. Advanced instrument operation - at this level of education, the focus should be on advanced techniques on the instrument.  This would cover basic troubleshooting - identifying problems and how to solve them.  Advanced training should ...

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    Proliferation Experiments

    Cell proliferation can readily be measured by flow cytometry.  Depending on the research question, there are several different techniques that can be used. Cell counting experiments - this relatively straightforward experiment where the investigator uses one of several counting techniques to see if there is an increase in the populations. This can be done using a microscope and a hemacytometer, a flow cytometer with counting beads, image based tools (like the T-20, the Countess, or the Cellometer), or coulter counter type instruments (including the Coulter Counter the Scepter and the Casy counter) Cell cycle experiments - one of the earliest techniques developed ...

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    Cytometry Consulting and Education - Affordable. Effective. Leading Edge.