Linearity Calibrator maximizes efficiency of flow cytometers.
October 6, 2009 -
Providing researchers with solution for calibrating linearity of flow cytometers,
Cyto-Cal Multifluor Plus Violet Linearity Calibrator is mixture of uniform 3 µm particles with multiple dyes in 5 fluorescent intensities. Each intensity level has mean equivalent soluble fluorochrome value for each fluorescent intensity for multiple channels. Single-vial calibrator includes software to use with results generated by the flow cytometer to check the linearity of the instrument.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Cyto-Cal Multifluor Plus Violet Linearity Calibrator
The Cyto-Cal Multifluor Plus Violet Linearity Calibrator is an all-in-one Product for Flow Cytometry Linearity Calibration Aims to Improve Laboratory Efficiency.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announces today the launch of its the Thermo Scientific Cyto-Cal Multifluor Plus Violet Linearity Calibrator. With this launch, Thermo Fisher Scientific now provides researchers with an all-in-one solution for calibrating the linearity of flow cytometers.
"You truly have an all encompassing product for flow cytometer linearity calibration, said Rick Galloway, Thermo Fisher Scientific Director of Particle Technology. "This easy-to-use single vial formula will help to improve instrument accuracy and precision."
This easy-to-use single vial calibrator is a mixture of uniform 3 µm particles with multiple dyes in five different fluorescent intensities. Each intensity level has an MESF (mean equivalent soluble fluorochrome) value for each fluorescent intensity for the multiple channels. Also in the mixture is a blank bead that contains no dye. The biggest advantage to the Cyto-Cal Multifluor Plus Violet Linearity Calibrator is that singlet gating is not required due to the excellent uniformity of the Thermo Scientific beads. Free software is included to use with the results generated by the flow cytometer to check the linearity of the instrument.
The linearity of a flow cytometer provides information about the accuracy of the system, specifically the response of the Photo Multiplier Tubes (PMT) throughout the dynamic voltage range to be used. For this reason, flow cytometers must be calibrated frequently to ensure precision and reliability in order to perform color compensation accurately. This can be done quickly by performing routine checks on linearity by using the Cyto-Cal Multifluor Plus Violet Linearity Calibrator and software.
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