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Sony SFA – Life Sciences Cloud Platform

Sony has launched the SFA – Life Sciences Cloud Platform, cloud-based flow cytometry data analysis software that can perform a wide array of analysis protocols from conventional analyses like gating to advanced analyses such as dimensionality reduction. The platform is compatible with Sony's flagship ID7000 spectral cell analyzer, which can deliver streamlined multicolor cell analysis with more than 44 colors, Sony said. Raw data output and analysis results from the ID7000 software can be directly imported and analyzed without any conversion. In addition, the new product features BL-FlowSOMiv, a newly developed algorithm that speeds up FlowSOM, one of the clustering methods, Sony said.