Ensuring data reproducibility
Reproducibility is key when performing cell-based experiments. The well-renowned journal Nature has published several reports on what they term The Reproducibility Crisis. According to their survey, including more than 1.500 scientists, 90% of respondents indicated that it is either a significant or a slight crisis. More than half have stated that they failed to reproduce their own experiments.
Find out more about the Reproducibility Crisis as described by Nature, watch the video where our own Field Application Specialist, Louise Leth Hefting shares her story on the shift from academia to biotech, and explore how you can text your cell counting skills in the lab.
We support you to ensure you are set up for successful reproduction of data.
The reproducibility crisis – is it real?
According to a Nature survey among 1,576 scientific researchers, more than half of respondents failed to reproduce their own experiments, and 34% had not established procedures for reproducibility in their lab.
Almost 90% of researchers believed that a better understanding of statistics would ‘likely’ or ‘very likely’ boost reproducibility. Better mentoring/supervision, more robust design and better teaching were next in line. Conversely, more than 60% believed selective reporting and pressure to publish ‘always/often contribute’ to irreproducible research, and about 40% believed fraud to be the cause.
These numbers are indeed worrying, when science aims to produce increasingly accurate explanations of how the world works. Read the full story at Nature.com
Louise Leth Hefting (PhD) supports academic researchers on cell counting issues
Find out what motivates our own expert, Louise Leth Hefting, when she helps our customers optimize their cell counting procedure. Louise recently left an academic position with the University of Copenhagen to come work as a Field Application Scientist here at ChemoMetec. She supports academic researchers on-site and online in tailored webinars, presentations and discussions on cell counting issues and how to overcome them. Contact Louise to learn more about how she and our entire team of experts can help you too: Send a request
Eliminate human error from your cell counting procedure
Our unique Via2-Cassette™ combines sample aspiration, staining and loading of the counting chamber into a single workflow. Each Via2-Cassette is individually volume-calibrated, and the cell counting range is wide enough to handle most samples and avoid making dilutions. This means that handling interference is negligible, whereby you essentially eliminate human error from any cell counting procedure. This is ideal for labs seeking greater reproducibility between operators. Learn more
Test your cell counting procedure
Test the reproducibility and variance of your cell counting procedure and get tips on which error sources to consider with our Mini Review: Manual vs Automated Cell Counting.
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