Our staff are here to aid in use of a wide array of cytometers. We consult at every step of the process, including panel design, and marker and color choice, as well as data analysis and troubleshooting. However, we do not independently analyze samples for users.
We are the only flow cytometry facility in the Pacific Northwest that offers therapeutic cell sorting, and collaborate closely with Fred Hutch’s Therapeutic Products Program to support investigators administering early-stage clinical trials of cellular immunotherapies.
The Flow Cytometry core helped Dr. Sylvain Simon design a flow panel and standardized assay to examine how CAR-T therapy affects patients’ immune cells.
During business hours, we have trained and knowledgeable staff available to assist users with using the cytometers, setting up an experiment, and data analysis. Therefore, users do not need to be trained to use our cytometers during business hours.
If users are interested in using cytometers after business hours, training is required. Currently, we do not offer formal training classes on the use and maintenance of the cytometers. However, we do offer personal one-on-one training. This training may involve startup, shutdown, and/or troubleshooting. Please contact the flow cytometry staff for more details.
For more information on the multiple aspects of flow cytometry, please refer to the following resources:
We do not offer independent analysis of samples for users.
You do not need to be trained on how to use a cytometer to make a reservation for assisted use during normal business hours. If you are interested in receiving hands-on training to use the instruments after-hours, please contact the Flow Cytometry Staff for more information.