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Cell-based Assays to Functionally Characterize Immunotherapy and the Immune Response to Viral Infection
With accelerating development and approval of cell therapies, biologic drugs, and antiviral treatments comes a need for more robust and reliable cell-based assays and validated analysis systems. In this seminar, a variety of techniques for immune cell isolation, expansion, and characterization will be demonstrated in cell-based immunotherapy and virology models using powerful cytometric instrumentation. Special focus will be given to immune effector function assays to characterize the potency and specificity of CAR-T and natural killer cells. Additionally, scalable screening methods based on recent innovations in high-throughput flow cytometry, partnered with regulatory-compliant acquisition and analysis software, will provide valuable additions to your portfolio of assays for immunotherapy and virology research.
The continued development of spectral cytometers in the last few years is enabling expanded multiplexing in cellular analysis by harnessing the full emission spectrum of fluorophores used in flow cytometry. Full emission spectral analysis is not a new concept, but due to technological bottlenecks, it was not generally adopted until recently. Spectral cytometers can leverage the unique spectral signatures found in the novel dye portfolio that Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed. This seminar will briefly explore the difference between conventional flow cytometry and spectral flow cytometry. We will also explore the importance of single-color controls, the possible combinations of dyes currently in the market, and panel design.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.