Events RESCHEDULED: CYTO U Webinar - Validation, Part 1: Instrument Qualification

RESCHEDULED: CYTO U Webinar - Validation, Part 1: Instrument Qualification

Event location: Online at CYTO U
Event date and time: Oct 8, 2018

Instrument Qualification

Part 1 of the Validation Webinar Series



Monday, October 8 at 12pm Eastern (U.S. & Canada)


Presented by:

Cherie Green

Senior Scientific Manager, Flow Cytometry Biomarkers
San Francisco, CA


The first webinar in the series will describe how instrument qualification is addressed for flow cytometers.  The foundation of good data starts with the instrument. While substantial effort is often invested in development and validation of analytical methods or analysis, instrument validation is often neglected.  It is essential to apply the same analytical and scientific rigor to the platform generating the data. 

From initial optimization and characterization of performance to establishing QC systems to ensure longitudinal data comparability, instrument qualification strategies are critical components of generating robust and reliable data.  This is true for all laboratory environments but particularly relevant for regulated labs providing decision-enabling biomarkers.

Generating quality data plays a critical role in bringing new therapeutic options to the medical community; drugs which eventually manifest as successful new treatments for those individuals afflicted with disease.

In this webinar, you will learn the basic principles of instrument qualification.  The most relevant elements of instrument qualification include testing to verify that an instrument: i) is installed properly and ii) performs as intended.    This includes establishing controlled procedures for installation, maintenance, calibration, cross-instrument standardization, and longitudinal performance monitoring.  This course will review basic concepts of instrument validation and provide examples of each step in the process that can be applied in your lab.


  • Gain an understanding of installation and performance qualification
  • Learn the importance of characterization performance
  • Introduce the concepts of cross-instrument, cross-site standardization
  • Gain an understanding of maintaining longitudinal stability


Our vision is to advance the impact of cytometry in meeting current and emerging challenges in the life, biomedical, and physical sciences.

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