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3 Action Steps You Can Take Right Now To Improve Your Flow Cytometry Reproducibility

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Reproducibility is a state of mind. It’s not one simple thing that you do that will make all your data more reproducible, it a shift in the way one thinks about and perform experiments. With the emphasis on rigor and reproducibility in science, it’s very important that researchers start putting into place everything they can do to help improve the quality and reproducibility of there data. Learn 3 action steps that can be taken to enhance experimental reproducibility.

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Microscopy – 5 Reasons Coverslips Are Important For High-Quality Imaging

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Most people are familiar with coverslips being placed on slides to protect the sample, but that’s not the only reasons that coverslips are important. They also affect the image quality. Coverslips function by working with your microscope to focus light to a single point and avoiding unnecessary noise in your image. Having the wrong type of coverslip will damage the quality of your images and the quality of the data you extract from those images.

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3 Considerations To Ensure Your Cell Sorting Flow Cytometry Experiments Run Smoothly

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There are so many downstream applications of cell sorting, but if you don’t take the time to do you cell sort the right way your downstream experiments won’t work. In order to have the most success with your cell sort be sure you consider these 3 things, size dictates almost everything you are going to do, sample preparation is key, and think about what type of tube you are collecting your cells in. If you account for those 3 things you will set yourself up for a successful cell sort and successful downstream applications.

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3 Questions You Should Be Asking About Flow Cytometry Controls For Your Experiments

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Controls are an incredibly important part of your flow cytometry experiments. If not done correctly, poor controls will waste time and money. But with proper care, high-quality controls will result in high-quality data. Just be sure to ask yourself these key questions, should you be using isotype controls, do you have a quality control procedure in place, and are you following the 3 cardinal rules of compensation.

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3 Ways To Improve Flow Cytometry Troubleshooting

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A lot of the troubleshooting is focused on fluidics issues. If you sit down and think about your workflow, and how you might want to add a couple of little tweaks here and there which will ultimately help you improve the quality of your data as well as aid you in identifying issues before they become problems your troubleshooting will be much smoother. Consider these three things, what do you before you start collecting data, ensure you have appropriate plots of time vs fluorescence for each of the lasers your using and apply appropriate gating procedures.

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