Comprehensive Guide to Compensation

Does compensation leave you feeling incompetent?

Check out our “comprehensive” list of compensation guidelines and best practices from our flow community to help improve your analysis.

Posted June 5, 2018


Join the Fight Against the Reproducibility Crisis

The “reproducibility crisis”, or the inability for researchers to replicate results or reproduce findings remains a growing concern for a wide range of scientific disciplines. With this article, we aim to highlight the various efforts being taken by some of our partner reagent suppliers to help combat irreproducible experimental results.

Posted May 4, 2018

7 Tips to Help You Get Published

7 Tips to Help Get Your Flow Data Published

We know you put a lot of time and effort into your flow cytometry experiments. Follow these 7 tips to ensure that your flow data is high-quality and more likely to be published!

Posted Apr 3, 2018


OMIPs: Stop Reinventing the Wheel!

OMIPs simplify panel design by serving as a useful foundation from which researchers can build off. Here we review the current status of the 44 approved OMIPs and explain how new OMIPs are being developed with the help of FluoroFinder’s panel builder tool.

Posted Mar 6, 2018


Don't Dump the Dump Channel

This month we explore the value of using dump channels and explain how they are best utilized to improve your flow data.

Posted Feb 6, 2018


A Guide to Choosing the Right Viability Dye

This guide with help explain the various types of viability dyes, explore their respective benefits, and summarize the commercially available dyes for each group.

Posted Jan 9, 2018

2017 Panel Design Trends Report

Analysis of Trends in Fluorescent Experiment Design

Find out if your lab is on the cutting edge or falling behind the times in our 2017 Trends in Fluorescent Experiment Design report.

Posted December 12, 2017


The Art of Flow Cytometry Gating

Flow cytometry gating can often seem like a daunting task. While there is no single solution, experienced cytometrists can recommend several tips beyond “praying for good data”. Here we define gating, explore gating methodologies, and provide some useful tips for properly gating your cells.

Posted November 14, 2017


Expand Your Experimental Palette

Flow cytometry research is continually trending toward larger panels with more colors.  This month we explore navigating the ever expanding selection of commercially available fluorescent antibodies and how researchers are getting better data by designing more colorful panels.

Posted October 10, 2017


Report: Best Practices in Panel Design

FluoroFinder has integrated cytometer configurations for over 500 cores! With so many researchers now using FluoroFinder to design their flow cytometry experiments, we wanted to share some of the excellent feedback we have received.

Posted September 12, 2017


Get More From Your Flow Core

Aside from costing your lab time and grant money, shared cytometers are a valuable resource so booking additional time may be difficult. Therefore, we have compiled this list of tips for maximizing your productivity during your time at the flow core.

Posted August 15, 2017


Cytometer Selection Made Easy

We have compiled a resource page with platform information, basic features and user reviews to help you choose the best cytometer for your needs.

Posted July 11, 2017


Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis Through Better Experiment Design

FluoroFinder recognizes the importance of collaboration for good experimental design, and we are helping to fight the reproducibility crisis by maximizing the available information for each antibody in our database.

Posted June 13, 2017


Avoiding Common Mistakes in
Panel Design & Analysis

We have compiled tips to void the 6 most common pitfalls of cytometry experiment design and analysis. Learn how to avoid failed experiments, save time and frustration and get better data!

Posted May 9, 2017


Flow Cytometry Dictionary

Flow cytometry can often seem complicated and intimidating. Whether you are new to flow or an experienced researcher considering a new technique, we have compiled a glossary of important terms to help!

Posted April 10, 2017


Your Guide to Understanding Flow Cytometry Beads

Immunobeads are useful for a variety of flow cytometry related applications. Here we outline the most commonly used bead types and explain how they can be used for cytometer calibration, compensation determination and even cell sorting.

Posted March 7, 2017


Report: 2016 Trends in Panel Design

Is your lab on the cutting edge or falling behind the curve? We have analyzed thousands of panels to find these interesting trends in fluorescent experiment design.

Posted February 10, 2017


Your Essential Pre-Sort Checklist

Are you planning to run a cell sort on a precious sample? Concerned about recovery? Be sure to review our pre-sort checklist of 7 things experienced cytometrists recommend to improve cell recovery.

Posted January 10, 2017


Tracking Fluorescent Proteins

Are you designing multicolor panels around your fluorescent proteins? Would seeing your fluorescent proteins and reagents in a multi-vendor spectra viewer help you better anticipate issues?

Posted December 8, 2016


Jumpstart Your Panel Design with OMIPs

Designing a multicolor fluorescent panel can take months to develop and optimize. Fortunately, Optimized Multicolor Immunofluorescence Panels(OMIPs) have greatly reduced this process.

Posted November 8, 2016


Designing Better Panels with Antibody Validation Data

Could a new product improve your experiment? Has that new antibody been vetted by reliable testing? Linking reagent publication histories to antibodies data gives researchers more reliable info during experiment design!

Posted September 8, 2016


Viability Dyes – A Control You Can’t Live Without

Viability dyes enable you to distinguish between live and dead cell populations in your analysis. Learn why this control is critical to most flow cytometry experiments.

Posted June 30, 2016