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15/02/2012

VenturiOne® Software version 6.0 now available

Applied Cytometry announces the immediate availability of the latest version of VenturiOne® flow cytometry data analysis software.

Version 6.0 of the VenturiOne software simplifies workflow by adopting the Microsoft Office 2010 menu format, adding a Home tab which becomes the focus of the most common activities within the software. This streamlined workflow makes the software even easier to use.

Additionally this version adds the ability to import workspaces and experiments from the Applied Biosystems™ Attune® flow cytometer. This extends the current ability of the VenturiOne® software to import from Accuri, Becton Dickinson or Beckman Coulter applications straight into the VenturiOne workspace significantly easing the task of importing data from different sources.

The software also now includes the ability to export reports to Microsoft PowerPoint. This is in addition to the current exports options that include exporting of statistics to Microsoft Excel compatible files.

Numerous enhancements have been made to other areas of the software to increase usability and add extra features.

This new version will be available and try from the Applied Cytometry web site at http://www.appliedcytometry.com, existing users will be able to download a free of charge upgrade from the web site.

For more information contact mailto:info@appliedcytometry.com

 



01/11/2010

Applied Cytometry to sponsor Mid-Anglia Cytometry Club Meeting

As sponsor of the Mid-Anglia Cytometry Club Meeting, Applied Cytometry will be on hand to discuss the latest and upcoming features of the VenturiOne software that allows researchers to take a fresh look at off-line flow cytometry data analysis. The Mid-Anglia Cytometry Club was established to provide a platform for discussion and promotion of flow and image cytometry to members of the cytometry community.

Meetings are held throughout the year, with this latest meeting taking place on Wednesday 17th November at Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, Cambridge. If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact Rachael Walker: rvw24@cam.ac.uk.

Applied Cytometry will showcase VenturiOne at other upcoming events. The annual Irish Cytometry Society meeting takes place from the 17th-18th November 2010 at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and Recent Advances in Cytometry will be held on Wednesday 24th November, Charles Darwin House, London.

For more information on any of these events, visit;

http://www.flowcytometryuk.org/fliers/Nov_17_MACC.doc

http://www.irishcytometry.org/home

http://www.rms.org.uk/events/Forthcoming_Events/RecentAdvancesCytometry

 



27/04/2010

Extended Capabilities of the VenturiOne® Software
VenturiOne v4.0 is Now Available


Today, Applied Cytometry launches the latest version of the VenturiOne data analysis software. Building upon the outstanding capabilities of previous versions, v4.0 has even more features to make it the software of choice for analysing data files from any cytometer. Harnessing the latest software and multicore hardware technologies, users will now benefit from VenturiOne on any Windows®7 capable platforms as well as Windows® Vista or XP.

To set VenturiOne apart from other software packages, it now incorporates an import function which allows the user to open up workspaces or experiments from Accuri, BD or Beckman Coulter applications straight into the VenturiOne workspace making offline analysis of your acquisition data faster and more straightforward.

In addition to the import functionality, VenturiOne also has a zoom tool feature. The zoom tool works by expanding populations on plots to help with gating or to set the channel range viewed manually for more precision. This feature goes hand in hand with the analysis of .c6 files produced by the Accuri C6 flow cytometer due to its ability to collect data with up to six decades of dynamic range.

Furthermore, due to the inherent complexity of multi-colour compensation, VenturiOne streamlines this process through the use of the compensation wizard. The compensation wizard gives the user various options to perform the compensation depending on their workflow reducing the need for extensive workflow change or adaptability. The compensation wizard has been described as the most straightforward and logical software addition I have ever seen.

VenturiOne® v4.0 will be showcasing at CYTO2010, formerly ISAC, in Seattle, 8th-12th May on stand 507/509. Applied Cytometry will also be holding a tutorial on Sunday 9th May in Room 605/610, titled “Applications of Data Analysis Using the New VenturiOne® v4 Software”. This talk will be presented by two guest speakers, Ian Dimmick, University of Newcastle and Ludovic Zimmerlin, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

Applied Cytometry plans to continue to enhance its VenturiOne software.
For more information contact info@appliedcytometry.com

 



04/11/2009

Applied Cytometry key sponsor at London Flow Club Meeting

As key sponsor of the London Flow Club Meeting, Applied Cytometry will showcase their innovative off-line data analysis software, which allows researchers to work with more colours, more events and more samples. The London Flow Club meets throughout the year to discuss matters of common interest to members of the Flow Club community and this latest meeting will take place on Wednesday 4th November at St Mary's Medical School, Imperial College, London.

Applied Cytometry will demonstrate to researchers how VenturiOne® allows them to take a fresh look at their data analysis. With a simple user interface, VenturiOne® allows scientists to perform fast, simple everyday data analysis and explore the true potential of their data.

To find out more visit: http://www.flowcytometryuk.org


 



13/10/2009

New tools to guide and train researchers in state-of-the art flow cytometry software

Applied Cytometry have launched a set of new resources to enable researchers to rapidly get up to speed with VenturiOne® their off-line flow cytometry data analysis software. A comprehensive set of video tutorials, spanning basic set-up to cell cycle analysis, combined with the opportunity to join live, online tutorials will demonstrate how VenturiOne can transform data analysis.

Following the live, thirty minute tutorials and an open forum for questions will give researchers the opportunity to explore how VenturiOne will benefit their research with rapid analysis of more colours, more events and more samples. With the ability to analyse data produced by any cytometer, VenturiOne’s simple user interface, allows scientists to perform fast, simple data analysis from the routine to the most challenging.

Applied Cytometry will demonstrate VenturiOne and the new online tools for the first time, at the Clinical Cytometry meeting in Jacksonville Florida October 16 - 21, 2009.

Dr Tracey Long, Marketing Manager at Applied Cytometry, commented: "We are delighted to launch these new resources at the Clinical Cytometry meeting. This will allow researchers to quickly and easily see the applicability of VenturiOne to their research and will also help train any new users in flow cytometry data analysis. We have also supplemented our portfolio of applications reviews with a new review of colour compensation endorsed by Ian Dimmick of the core facility at the Institute of Human Genetics in Newcastle upon Tyne."

View Video Tutorials http://www.appliedcytometry.com/venturi_video_tutorials.php

Book Online Tutorials http://www.appliedcytometry.com/venturi_online_tutorials.php


 



25/09/2009

Innovative flow cytometry software to be demonstrated at the Great Lakes International Imaging and Flow Cytometry Association

VenturiOne® v3, Applied Cytometry's innovative off-line Flow Cytometry data analysis software that allows researchers to work with more colours, monitor more events and deal with more samples, will be showcased, at the GLIIFCA, Great Lakes International Imaging and Flow Cytometry Association's annual meeting between the 2nd and 4th of October 2009 in Pittsburgh, USA. Applied Cytometry is a sponsor of this event, which fosters interaction, promotes research and the exchange of information within the professional and research flow cytometry community.

Applied Cytometry will demonstrate how VenturiOne allows researchers to take a fresh look at off-line flow cytometry data analysis. With the ability to analyse data produced by any cytometer, VenturiOne's simple user interface, allows scientists to perform fast, simple everyday data analysis and explore the true potential of their data.

Dr Tracey Long, Marketing Manager at Applied Cytometry, notes: "The GLIIFCA meeting is an opportunity for us to illustrate how this powerful analysis software delivers significant advancements in flow cytometry to a keen and focused group, attending GLIIFCA to forward their research."

For further details please visit: http://www.gliifca.org/

 



03/07/2009

Applied Cytometry demonstrates state of the art flow cytometry software at two key events in July


Applied Cytometry, one of the leaders in flow cytometry data analysis, will be demonstrating their revolutionary off-line analysis software, VenturiOne® v3, at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) seventh annual meeting between 9th – 11th July in Barcelona, Spain, and again during Flow Cytometry UK’s second meeting, from 15th – 17th July, at Keble College, Oxford. Applied Cytometry will also co-sponsor the Bob Spencer Memorial Lecture at Flow Cytometry UK, delivered by David Hedley from the University Health Network, Ontario, Canada and entitled 'Integrating flow cytometry into molecular cancer therapeutics'.

The ISSCR Annual Meeting, the pre-eminent international stem cell meeting, attracts more than 2,500 stem cell professionals from public, private, academic and government sectors, keen to share discoveries and explore new technologies to advance stem cell research. Flow cytometry, one of the most enabling techniques in stem cell research, generates large amounts of data requiring sophisticated data analysis such as VenturiOne.

Flow Cytometry UK highlights advances in flow cytometry, high content screening, cancer and stem cell biology amongst other applications. Providing an opportunity to showcase new technologies and methodologies in flow cytometry, Applied Cytometry will show how VenturiOne delivers maximum performance in terms of speed and accuracy, analysing up to 400 files concurrently in less than ten seconds, with simplicity and intuition.

Commenting on the upcoming events, Dr Tracey Long, Marketing Manager at Applied Cytometry, said: "These two very different events are a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the power of VenturiOne. ISSCR demonstrates the need for so many to exchange information to forward stem cell research as boundaries continue to be pushed. Flow Cytometry UK is a chance for the UK flow cytometry community to really share new developments and improve ways of working."

To find out more about both events and to register, visit www.isscr.org/meetings/index/cfm and http://www.flowcytometryuk.org/fliers/flowcytometryUK2009.pdf.

 



11/05/2009

Applied Cytometry to sponsor the 1st Aberdeen Cytometry Meeting

Product Specialist Gillian Byrne to speak and showcase VenturiOne® Offline Data Analysis Software at two-day event, sponsored by Applied Cytometry

Applied Cytometry, a leader in flow cytometry data analysis, announced today that its Product Specialist, Gillian Byrne will speak at the inaugural Aberdeen Cytometry Meeting, to be held at the Institute of Medical Sciences, Foresterhill, Aberdeen on 19th – 20th May 2009. Representing Applied Cytometry, Gillian will showcase the company’s latest product at the two-day event, in a presentation entitled 'VenturiOne® Offline Data Analysis Software – Making Flow Faster; explore your data with VenturiOne®' at 10.05am on Wednesday 20th May

This 1st meeting in Aberdeen will focus on technologies and methods involving cytometry, including stem cell research microbiology cytometry, immunology, muliticolour cytometry, cell sorting, quantum dot technology and data analysis tools. Following an overview of therapeutic treatments using flow cytometry on the first day of the conference, Gillian will speak on the second day of the event, which will focus on the 'Tools and Tips for FACS Acquisitions and Analysis'.

During the presentation, Gillian will give an overview of Applied Cytometry, its pedigree, capabilities and products, demonstrating the latest version of flow cytometry data analysis software, VenturiOne® v3. Designed to handle very large amounts of data generated, the software can analyse up to 400 files concurrently in less than ten seconds and produces significantly enhanced reports. Its inherent simplicity of set-up means VenturiOne® manages the vast majority of a laboratory's routine workload, making it ideal for both large and small scale, in-depth research projects.

Commenting on the event, Dr. Tracey Long, Marketing Manager at Applied Cytometry, said: "We are delighted to support the 1st Aberdeen Cytometry Meeting – it is fantastic to have so many specialists in their field brought together into one place. Applied Cytometry has over 15 years of experience in cytometry and we are delighted to be able to share our tools and tips as this field continues to expand and gain further recognition".

To find out more about the event and to register, contact Dr Raif Yücel & Linda Duncan, Flow Cytometry Facility: raif.yucel@abdn.ac.uk & l.duncan@abdn.ac.uk.

 



16/04/2009

Applied Cytometry sponsors Ireland’s first major stem cell meeting at the Human Pluripotent Stem Cells symposium

Company continues stem cell research commitment at the international three day event

Applied Cytometry, a leader in flow cytometry data analysis, will attend the Human Pluripotent Stem Cells symposium, the first ever major stem cell event to be held in Ireland. The three day event, held at the Croke Park Conference Centre in Dublin from 22nd – 24th April, will discuss both basic and therapeutic applications of human pluripotent stem cells and their differentiated derivatives and brings together an impressive list of international speakers in this focused and rapidly expanding area of medical science.

The event covers a number of key topics around pluripotent stem cells, to include epigenetic and reprogramming mechanisms underpinning derivation, maintenance and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells. The emergence of human pluripotent stem cells as a platform for generating large quantities of disease-specific material will also be discussed, focusing specifically on two applications: disease modeling and drug screening.

Flow cytometry represents a powerful tool in stem cell research allowing simultaneous sorting of numerous parameters including multiple markers, generating greater amounts of data than ever before and so demanding increasingly capable analysis software. Applied Cytometry recently launched its latest version of its VenturiOne® v3 flow cytometry data analysis software, specifically designed to handle vast amounts of data generated in for example stem cell research. The software can analyse up to 400 files concurrently in less than ten seconds and in addition to rapid batch analysis, VenturiOne v3 also produces significantly enhanced reports, generated from within the software itself. Furthermore, its inherent flexibility and simplicity of set-up means VenturiOne manages the vast majority of a laboratory's routine workload.

Commenting on this event, Dr Tracey Long, Marketing Manager at Applied Cytometry, said: "We are delighted to be attending the Human Pluripotent Stem Cells symposium this year. As flow cytometers continue to push boundaries in terms of their capabilities, software that can analyse vast amounts of data is essential. Stem cell research is one of the areas truly able to benefit from these increased technological advances and VenturiOne® v3 revolutionises the analysis".

To find out more about the event and to register visit abcam.

 



01/04/2009

Applied Cytometry showcases flow cytometry data analysis software at UKNSCN

Company one of 'key sponsors' at the annual event

Applied Cytometry, a leader in flow cytometry data analysis, is one of the key sponsors and exhibitors at this year’s UK National Stem Cell Network's (UKNSCN) scientific annual conference. Now in its second year the conference, a celebration of the latest in UK stem cell science will take place on 6th – 8th April 2009 at the University of Oxford Examination Schools, Oxford, UK.

Applied Cytometry will showcase its latest version of its VenturiOne® v3 flow cytometry data analysis software at the three-day event. The software can analyse up to 400 files concurrently in less than ten seconds. In addition to this rapid batch analysis, VenturiOne v3 also produces significantly enhanced reports, generated from within the software itself. This ability to handle high volume data makes the new version of VenturiOne ideal for analysing data generated from multiple 96-well formats, right up to 384 well plates. Furthermore, its inherent flexibility and simplicity of set-up means it can handle the vast majority of a laboratory’s routine workload.

Commenting on sponsorship of the event, Dr Tracey Long, Marketing Manager at Applied Cytometry, said: "We are proud to support the UK National Stem Cell Network at its annual conference. The popularity of this year’s event is testament to the high quality of research within the UK and our commitment to developing software to push back the boundaries in flow cytometry is in keeping with this".

Applied Cytometry will be located in the north school throughout the conference.

To find out more about the vents and to register, visit http://www.uknscn.org/meetings/meetings09.html.

 



02/18/2009

Applied Cytometry seminar at London Research Institute

Wednesday 25th February 2009, 17:00
London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, 44 Lincoln’s Inns Fields, London

Applied Cytometry announces that a seminar on the capabilities of the VenturiOne® flow cytometry data analysis software is to be held at the London Research Institute. This informal seminar will include a demonstration of the VenturiOne® version 3 software, providing delegates with an insight into this revolutionary new software and an opportunity to witness its speed and simplicity. The event will be hosted by Derek Davies in association with FlowCytometryUK. This is an open seminar and anyone interested in attending or receiving further information should email derek.davies@cancer.org.uk or info@appliedcytometry.com.

 



01/12/2009

Press Release

Up to 400 files analysed in under 10 seconds
Batch analysis mode makes new flow cytometry software even more powerful

Using the latest version of VenturiOne® flow cytometry data analysis software, up to 400 files can be fully analysed concurrently in less than ten seconds. This speed is a direct result of the patent pending multi-processor technology that lies at the heart of Applied Cytometry’s VenturiOne concept.

In addition to performing such rapid batch analyses, VenturiOne v3 also produces significantly enhanced reports, generated from within the software itself.

Being able to handle up to 400 files at one time makes the new version of VenturiOne ideal for analysing data generated from multiple 96-well formats, right up to 384 well plates. Furthermore, its inherent flexibility and simplicity of set-up means it can handle the vast majority of a laboratory’s routine workload.

As standard, the new software works in background calculation mode, which means that files are analysed as soon as they are selected. This considerably speeds up the time to result whilst removing the need to select all the required files before each run commences. However, when larger data files need to be analysed, for example in rare event detection, the background mode can be switched off. This allows files to be analysed sequentially, thereby avoiding any delays in reporting. There is also scope to modify protocols on the fly.

The sheer speed of VenturiOne v3 means users now have the time to perform numerous ‘what if’ analyses on their data to help them identify classifier populations and outcomes they would otherwise have missed had they relied on standard flow cytometry analysis protocols, running on slower software packages.

Once the data has been analysed, it can be presented in easy-to-interpret graphics using the newly enhanced report capabilities of VenturiOne v3. Since these are incorporated into the new software, there is no need to export the data to a standalone reporting package. In designing the report generation, Applied Cytometry’s programmers have ensured it is highly intuitive and easy to learn by anyone used to modern office tools.

Commenting on the launch of version 3, Dr Tracey Long, Marketing Manager for Applied Cytometry, said, "The performance of the latest version of VenturiOne underlines the inherent superiority of our patent pending multi-processor technology. In addition, the introduction of batch analysis and the improved reporting capabilities shows our total commitment to developing software that pushes back the boundaries in flow cytometry data analysis and helps users get the most out of modern flow cytometers and labelling techniques."

Applied Cytometry plans to continue to enhance its VenturiOne software, and all users will receive free upgrades introduced within 12 months of purchase.

 



11/06/2008

Competition for a year’s full license for VenturiOne®
software – winner announced

Many congratulations to Larry Arnold, Professor at the University of North Carolina who is the winner of the competition.
The draw took place on 6th June 2008 and the winner has been notified.

 



19/05/2008

Press Release

Data Analysis Software Combines Ease With Speed
Applied Cytometry launches VenturiOneTM, revolutionary flow cytometry software

The ease and speed with which flow cytometry data can be analysed has been vastly improved thanks to Applied Cytometry’s revolutionary VenturiOne® software launched today at ISAC, the International Society for Analytical Cytology Congress 2008 in Budapest. With a simple Office 2007 based interface, the system is also remarkably user-friendly, requiring minimal training before researchers can exploit its full capability.

Faster processing means rare-event and multi-parameter analysis containing more than 10 million events in the data files, can be anlaysed up to 10 times faster, making them part of a routine workflow. VenturiOne’s capabilities also include the intuitive exporting of data for easy insertion into presentations and publications.

Viewing results with multiple parameters is also much simpler since faster processing speeds allows VenturiOne® to automatically plot every combination of parameters and present these on a preview screen in seconds. By simply selecting, dragging and dropping, graphs and interesting features can be selected for further analysis, such as data comparisons between samples or even DNA analysis.

Furthermore the hierarchical view of plots provides researchers with an instant view of their gating strategy; whilst with the snapshot overlay functionality comparative analysis of single parameter histograms can be performed.

Designed to take advantage of the new generation of 64-bit multi-core processors, VenturiOne® achieves its remarkable speeds by making maximum use of the available hardware on any PC running Windows Vista or XP.

The safety, accuracy and reliability of your results is assured. The entire VenturiOne® development process was ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 accredited, demonstrating that it has met the quality requirements that medical device buyers expect. Furthermore, VenturiOne® has been risk assessed in accordance with ISO 14971:2007 medical device standards.

Notes to editor The Cancer Institute at the University of Pittsburgh were awarded Honorary Recognition for their research in the field of rare event analysis utilising Applied Cytometry’s VenturiOne software, at the BIO IT World Awards 2008, announced on 29th April 2008. They were nominated in the Basic Research R&D category.

For more information contact Applied Cytometry:
Tel: +(0) 1909 566 982
Email: sales@appliedcytometry.com
Website: http://www.appliedcytometry.com/

For press information, Sarah Herrmann of De Facto Communications Ltd:
Tel: +44 (0) 207 861 3838
Fax: +44 (0) 207 861 3839
Email: s.herrmann@defacto.com

 



23/04/2008

Press Release

STarStation 3.0 supports high sensitivity assays +/- magnetic beads.
Applied Cytometry launches Version 3.0 of its data analysis and control software for Luminex® xMAP systems.

Applied Cytometry has released new control software for Luminex® 100™ and 200™ multiplex assay detection systems that allow users of the Luminex® MagPlex microsphere range to speed up assay preparation by switching to magnetic, rather than vacuum, separation of the microspheres.

STarStation 3.0 also includes automated maintenance and calibration scripts for the MagPlex range, further streamlining the bioassay process. Working with high sensitivity reagent kits is also made simpler with the incorporation of a ‘one click’ option for increasing the Luminex® LX100TM or LX200TM RP1 voltage.

Just like earlier versions, V3 controls Luminex® 100™ and 200™ data acquisition and preliminary analysis through a user interface with just four tabs: Worklist creation; Data Acquisition; Analysis; and Reports. In addition to setting up and running the assay, the software can also provide users with a first look at their data by presenting clear and easy to use graphs and reports.

For more information contact Applied Cytometry:
Tel: +(0) 1909 566 982
Email: sales@appliedcytometry.com
Website: http://www.appliedcytometry.com/

For press information, Sarah Herrmann of De Facto Communications Ltd:
Tel: +44 (0) 207 861 3838
Fax: +44 (0) 207 861 3839
Email: s.herrmann@defacto.com

 

 

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