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  • A Message from Sony Biotechnology Regarding the COVID-19 Situation

    Sony Biotechnology is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation across the globe. Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of our employees in affected areas around the world. We are reviewing guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), government agencies, and health officials in a variety of affected countries. During this evolving situation, we will continue to meet the current demand for our products and solutions. Our focus is to maintain the highest level of service and support to you, our valued customers, as we operate under the current circumstances. For questions related to support and maintenance, including how to store your Sony flow cytometer for an extended period, please reach out to our technical support team. We will continue our close monitoring during these challenging times and will keep customers informed of any meaningful changes as the situation evolves.

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  • Webinar: Panel Design Considerations for Spectral Flow Cytometry

    Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7:00 PDT | 10:00 EDT | 15:00 BST | 16:00 CEST Presented by Fluoro-Finder In this webinar, we will explore the key considerations when designing multicolor panels for use on the ID7000™ spectral cell analyzer. We will review the available fluorochromes with respect to their spectral profiles and highlight how similarities and differences between them affect unmixing and data display. We will also discuss ways to optimize panel design and gain efficiency in the use of controls to ensure the highest data quality. In this webinar, you will also learn: How to take advantage of the differences between fluorochromes with similar emission characteristics in a panel for a spectral flow cytometer How to identify potential spectral conflicts and how to use controls effectively How to leverage the spectral library and reference spectra to build better panels   Who should attend This webinar will provide insights for researchers who want to learn more about spectral flow cytometry and panel design with emphasis on how interactions of fluorochrome spectra affect unmixing and resolution. Register Now   Speaker Jerry BarnhartField Application ScientistSony Biotechnology

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  • Webinar: From Large Cells to Nuclei—Key Considerations for Everyday Sorting Applications

    Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:00 PDT | 10:00 EDT | 15:00 BST | 16:00 CEST Presented by SelectScience Cell sorting has become an indispensable tool used for isolation of different samples ranging from large tumor cells and neurons, to small nuclei and bacteria. Even as cell sorters become automated and easier to use, challenges associated with sorting these biological samples continue to exist. Join this educational webinar to learn about the key aspects of sorting that should be considered to ensure optimal sorting results for different applications. In this webinar, you will also: Review first principles of cell analysis by flow cytometry Learn about the key considerations for setting up your sorting experiment with focus on optimizing sample prep, instrument parameters and post sort analysis Understand best practices for optimal sorting of large, fragile cells, immunophenotyping panels and nuclei   Who should attend This webinar will benefit all researchers who are new to sorting or are considering using cell sorting for single-cell isolation of large cells or purifying nuclei samples for RNA sequencing analysis. Register Now   Speaker Miro Koulnis, Ph.D.,Application ScientistSony Biotechnology

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  • Tips for Sorting Cells: Best Practices from the Experts

    Getting the most from your cell sorter Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) is an increasingly common step in many life science research applications, from sequencing to protein design to immunotherapy. No matter which downstream application is used, it is possible to take steps to optimize the purity, efficiency, and reliability of each sort performed. At a webinar, Flow Cytometry Laboratory Directors Peter Lopez, PhD, of NYU Langone and Rui Gardner, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center presented a set of best practices for cell sorting. Their recommendations about best practices spanned the process from experimental planning and choosing a sort mode, through sample preparation and setup, to monitoring the sort, and post-sort analysis. Here, a few of their considerations are summarized. The webinar is available for replay for additional comprehensive advice. Both laboratories use cell sorters from Sony Biotechnology. Automation and intuitive software features make them ideal for researchers new to cell sorting. Yet the sorters are advanced, reliable, and flexible enough to satisfy experts.   Improving single-cell suspension The success of cell sorting using flow cytometry depends on the cells being separated from each other as they pass through the flow cell. Dr. Gardner presented five sample preparation tips...

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  • Webinar: Fundamentals of Advanced Spectral Cell Analysis Using the New ID7000™ System

    Learn how to take multicolor flow cytometry to the next level with spectral cell analysis based on examples from the new ID7000 spectral cell analyzer.

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  • Webinar: Best Practices for Choosing a Method for Single Cell Genomic Analysis

    Join this free webinar on best practices for studying biological systems at the single cell level by reviewing the experiment workflow from sample processing to sequencing and data analysis.

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  • Allergic Inflammation: Cell Signaling and Epigenetic Mechanisms Underpinning Inflammatory Responses

    As the global prevalence of allergic inflammation continues to rise, efforts towards discovery of novel therapeutic modalities are very significant. Canadian immunologist Dr. MacNeil and his team pursue this using flow cytometry to identify the mechanism of allergy induced inflammation. Using the Sony SH800 cell sorter, Dr. MacNeil's lab sorts hematopoetic stem cells for immune profiling of the activated mast cell population. Individual cells from this population are sorted into a 96-well plate— for studying genetic and epigenetic basis of allergic response.

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  • Webinar: Spectral Flow Cytometry for Deeper Insights

    Join us in this educational webinar to review the basic principles of spectral flow cytometry and understand how users of all expertise levels can easily design panels for high-parameter experiments to achieve a greater depth of information. This webinar will highlight how spectrally adjacent fluorochromes, fluorescent proteins, and fluorochromes excited by multiple lasers can be easily incorporated into a panel when using Sony spectral systems.

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  • Webinar: Combinatorial Indexing: A High-Throughput Scalable Approach for Exploring Single-Cell Epigenomics

    Join our free educational webinar to learn from an eminent researcher how Single-Cell Combinatorial Indexing (SCI) can be used for assessment of the open chromatin landscape of single cells.

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  • Webinar: An Accelerated Discovery Pipeline for Antiviral Antibody Therapeutics

    Learn how researchers have implemented accelerated discovery and validation of potent therapeutic mAbs using an integrated pipeline technology combining flow cytometry, bioinformatics, synthetic biology, and high-throughput analysis.

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