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Peter Mac receives global best practice recognition in flow cytometry

07 June 2024

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Peter Mac’s Research Flow Core has been internationally recognised for its excellent operations and adherence to best practices in flow cytometry.

Presented at the recent International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry’s CYTO conference in Edinburgh, the Peter Mac Research Flow Core is just the second to be recognised in Australia and the first in Victoria.

The Peter Mac facility provides researchers with access to state-of-the-art equipment and expertise that enables isolation, separation and analysis of cell populations based on their biological and therapeutic properties.

Research Flow Core Manager Eva Orlowski-Oliver said the award reflects her team’s hard work and cements Peter Mac’s reputation as the gold standard in the field.

“We are so thrilled to to be recognised by ISAC. It’s really prestigious and powerful to say you are following best practices worldwide,” she said.

“None of this would be possible without my team, they have been instrumental in achieving this.

“We are proud to provide a facility that delivers researchers with a high-level, integrated service that includes multi-parameter flow cytometric analysis, fully supported fluorescent-activated cell sorting (FACS), training and education on all aspects of flow cytometry.”

The facility allows researchers to collect and analyse cells of interest from within mixed populations of cells, for use in research projects. It is used in both research and clinical settings and it also has a significant role in the translation of knowledge from the research setting to the clinical area (translational research), where it has become invaluable as a resource for both cell identification and isolation.