Practical Flow Cytometry / Edition 4

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Overview

From the reviews of the 3rd Edition...

"The standard reference for anyone interested in understanding flow cytometry technology."
American Journal of Clinical Oncology

"...one of the most valuable of its genre and...addressed to a wide audience-written in such an attractive way, being both informative and stimulating."
Trends in Cell Biology

This reference explains the science and discusses the vast biomedical applications of quantitative analytical cytology using laser-activated detection and cell sorting. Now in its fourth edition, this text has been expanded to provide full coverage of the broad spectrum of applications in molecular biology and biotechnology today. New to this edition are chapters on automated analysis of array technologies, compensation, high-speed sorting, reporter molecules, and multiplex and apoptosis assays, along with fully updated and revised references and a list of suppliers.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"one of the most valuable of its genre and...addressed to a wide audience.... Written in such an attractive way, being both informative and stimulating" (Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, Trends in Cell Biology)

"...there is no question that this is THE reference book on flow cytometry...You need this book if you use flow cytometry. Get it!" (Doody's Electronic Journal, October 25, 2003)

"...This complete reference examines the vast biomedical applications-fully updated and revised..." (Jnl. Of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology, vol 13; no 4)

T. Vincent Shankey
This is a comprehensive treatment of flow cytometry and the diverse technologies that are used to prepare and analyze samples for analysis using flow cytometry. The information provided is useful to understand how to effectively use flow cytometry, including what went wrong and how to fix it, how to analyze the data generated, and how to improve the whole lot. The purpose is to ""include almost anything anyone might want, or need to know about flow cytometry."" With the continuing improvements to the technologies and increasing areas of application of flow cytometry, the current revision (currently in its third edition) represents a timely and needed expansion of earlier editions. This book is targeted at anyone who uses or wishes to use a flow cytometer. Although the treatment of all areas begins with fundamental principles, current areas of application and new technologies and applications are included, making the book of interest to beginners and experts alike. The presentation is uniform and the book is easy to read. Although the diversity of subject places significant demands on a single author, Dr. Shapiro is unique in this field in his comprehension of all these areas. The book includes a wealth of practical information, including a listing other books published on any aspect of flow cytometry, societies involved with this technology, and a listing of instrument and reagent sources. This book is an encyclopedia of flow cytometry. The only criticism might be that it covers every aspect of flow cytometry in considerable detail, sometimes more detail than a reader pushed by many demands wants (including why the flow cytometry experiment did not work). Most flow cytometrylaboratories already have previous editions placed near the cytometer, and the more sophisticated or advanced the laboratory, the more battered and used the book. With the improvements and expansion in this edition, it will likely sit next to previous and well-worn editions in most flow cytometry laboratories (including mine).
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: T. Vincent Shankey, PhD (Loyola University Medical Center)
Description: This is a comprehensive treatment of flow cytometry and the diverse technologies that are used to prepare and analyze samples for analysis using flow cytometry. The information provided is useful to understand how to effectively use flow cytometry, including what went wrong and how to fix it, how to analyze the data generated, and how to improve the whole lot.
Purpose: The purpose is to "include almost anything anyone might want, or need to know about flow cytometry." With the continuing improvements to the technologies and increasing areas of application of flow cytometry, the current revision (currently in its third edition) represents a timely and needed expansion of earlier editions.
Audience: This book is targeted at anyone who uses or wishes to use a flow cytometer. Although the treatment of all areas begins with fundamental principles, current areas of application and new technologies and applications are included, making the book of interest to beginners and experts alike.
Features: The presentation is uniform and the book is easy to read. Although the diversity of subject places significant demands on a single author, Dr. Shapiro is unique in this field in his comprehension of all these areas. The book includes a wealth of practical information, including a listing other books published on any aspect of flow cytometry, societies involved with this technology, and a listing of instrument and reagent sources.
Assessment: This book is an encyclopedia of flow cytometry. The only criticism might be that it covers every aspect of flow cytometry in considerable detail, sometimes more detail than a reader pushed by many demands wants (including why the flow cytometry experiment did not work). Most flow cytometry laboratories already have previous editions placed near the cytometer, and the more sophisticated or advanced the laboratory, the more battered and used the book. With the improvements and expansion in this edition, it will likely sit next to previous and well-worn editions in most flow cytometry laboratories (including mine).

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471411253
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/6/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 1,160,988
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 1.76 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures.

Preface to the Fourth Edition: Why You Should Read the Book – Or Not.

Foreword to the Third Edition.

Preface to the Third Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Foreword to the First Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

1. Overture.

2. Learning Flow Cytometry.

3. History.

4. How Flow Cytometers Work.

5. Data Analysis.

6. Flow Sorting.

7. Parameters and Probes.

8. Buying Flow Cytometers.

9. Building Flow Cytometers.

10. Using Flow Cytometers: Applications, Extensions, and Alternatives.

11. Sources of Supply.

12. Afterword.

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