Flow Cytometry’s Top Ten Contributions to the World compiled from musings of the Purdue Cytometry Discussion List

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I ran some beads and noticed there are two or three populations. I thought the beads were only a single size? What’s going on?

What this user is noticing is likely aggregation of the beads. FSC/SSC (forward scatter / side scatter) dot plots provide general information in terms of size (FSC) and granularity (SSC). When two particles are stuck together, the instrument will...

Do you have tools for assessing receptor occupancy (RO) in biopharmaceutical development?

Flow cytometry is an important technology for conducting receptor occupancy assays in drug / biotherapeutic development, including free receptor, total receptor, bound receptor and receptor modulation formats. Our Quantum MESF and Quantum Simply...

Small Bead Kits for microvesicle and exosome analysis.

Interest in microvesicles and exosomes has rapidly risen over the past decade as a means to study cellular interactions, immune behavior, and various disease states. Flow cytometry, while traditionally focused on cell-based analysis, is a powerful...

I have to use an indirect labeling method for my cells, is this compatible with Quantum Simply Cellular beads?

A very common question, and one that we speak at length with various users about.Whenever possible, we recommend that a direct labeling strategy is used with cell samples and Quantum Simply Cellular (QSC) beads. This is advantageous as indirect...


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