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Open Flow Cytometry Standards Consortium Workshop

NIST launched the Flow Cytometry Standards Consortium to accelerate the adoption of quantitative flow cytometry in biomanufacturing of cell and gene therapies.

The consortium has two active working groups for

  1. instrument standardization via Equivalent Number of Reference Fluorophores (ERF) beads, and
  2. assay standardization to enable more comparable and quantitative assays commonly used for cell and gene therapy characterization and release.

NIST will establish a third working group focused on data analysis.

The purpose of this workshop is to learn about the state-of-the-art in flow cytometry data analysis tools and procedures, identify pressing gaps and challenges, as well as opportunities for collaborative solutions. 
The expected outcome of the meeting is a  summary that defines the work of the consortium.

Click here to download the workshop agenda.

WORKSHOP Objectives

  • Provide an overview of the NIST Flow Cytometry Standards Consortium’s work to date and future
  • Have multiple companies outline their data analysis software’s unique capabilities
  • Discuss other data analysis considerations


Created October 28, 2021, Updated February 3, 2022