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Why is the speed of the algorithm so important? Why worry when you can just set up the analysis and go for lunch? If you’re like me, when I’m analyzing data, I like to stay in that mindset. Distractions, like a long break, can impact the train of thought about the analysis. Additionally, with long run-times, it is depressing to return to the data and see the calculation stopped prematurely because of an incorrect parameter or some other error.

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The flow cytometer is an integral component of any flow cytometry experiment, and special attention should be paid to ensuring that it is working correctly and consistently. As an end-user, the researcher should be able to sit down at a machine and know that it is performing the same way today as it was yesterday and last week. Equally important is that if any changes in instrument performance have occured, the end-user knows how they have been addressed and corrected, rather than letting them fester and potentially affect the results. Quality control measurements can include a variety of targets, such as PMT sensitivity, laser alignment, fluidic stability, background issues, and more.

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