Cytometry Part A Spotlight

Rapid Comparative Immunophenotyping of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells by a Modified Fluorescent Cell Barcoding Flow Cytometric Assay

Thursday, June 7 at 10am Eastern (U.S. & Canada)


Presented by:

Tamara Lekishvili, Ph.D.
Researcher, Molecular and Cell Biology
LGC Group
Middlesex, U.K.

Moderated by Niga Nawroly

About the Presenter

Dr. Lekishvili received her Ph.D. from Tbilisi State University, Georgia (Biochemistry). Later she was awarded with the NATO scholarship and continued her research at NTNU (Norway) in neurobiology. After two dynamic post-doctoral positions at the University of Bath (Prion disease research group) and University of Birmingham (Breast Cancer research group), she joined LGC were she is a certified flow cytometry specialist within the cell and molecular biology team. Her major research focus is developing novel cell-based assays using different flow cytometry applications.

Webinar Summary

Standardisation of flow cytometry methods is required to support robust and reliable quality assessment of cells during bioprocessing. Fluorescent cell barcoding (FCB) overcomes some of the limitations of conventional flow cytometry methods, with improved accuracy and data quality. However, measurement variability across instruments or between analysts remains a challenge that must be addressed.

A modified fluorescent cell barcoding method using fixable viability dye eFlour 506 has been developed that reduces the potential for such variation. Proof of principle has been demonstrated for multiplexed immunophentoypic analysis using cultured human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) exposed to a variety of bioprocessing conditions during cell expansion.

This approach, which can easily be transferred to a variety of cell types, represents a further step towards achieving the rigour and robustness required for quality assessment of bioprocessing of cell therapy products, allowing more subtle variations in marker expression levels to be confidently observed.

See the original article in Cytometry Part A at:

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the modified cytosolic fluorescent cell barcoding method
  • Provide the critical technical considerations during the FCB method development
  • Demonstrate the rapid hMSC immunophenotyping utilising FCB approach

Who Should Attend

Scientists and researchers interested in FCB by flow cytometry for the rapid and reproducible immunophenotyping.



Seminar Information
Date Presented:
June 07, 2018 10:00 AM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Cytometry Part A Spotlight: Rapid Comparative Immunophenotyping of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells by a Modified Fluorescent Cell Barcoding Flow Cytometric Assay
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Society for Clinical Pathology
CMLE: 1.00
ISAC Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price:$0.00