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Simply, efficiently and quickly analyze multicolor, multiparametric data from flow cytometers of today and tomorrow.

Kaluza Analysis Software

Powerful software for high-content data analysis

With features designed to simplify life in the lab, Kaluza aims to provide a greater understanding of the data generated by modern cytometers. Kaluza technology offers real-time analysis of high content files to free up valuable time for discovery.

Features

More analyzing, less clicking


Features like these make Kaluza easy to use.

  • Panning to position data easily in plot space
  • Zoom in/zoom out to magnify areas of interest
  • Innovative Radial Menu for fewer mouse clicks
  • Flexible workspace design reduces clutter
  • Multiple report layouts per analysis
  • Multiple file loading directly from the explorer
  • Batch processing
  • Copy/paste multi-selected plots to other applications
  • Faster refresh with large files
  • Support for Windows 7 and WIN 7 64-bit, WIN 8, WIN 8.1 and WIN 10
  • Improved workflow with a variety of fcs files
  • Compatible with foreign language translation including Simplified Chinese and Japanese


See data with fresh eyes through innovative new plot types
Visualize and manipulate your data with multiple plot types in addition to traditional scatter, histogram and contour plots.

  • Quickly and easily classify cells with the tree plot
  • Radar plot with gates–
    • Why see 2D when you can see 3D?
  • Overlay histograms to compare multiple plots in one view
  • Overlay density and contour plots

Analyze MILLIONS of cells, not thousands
Manipulate as many as 10,000,000 events in real time! Interact with your data in new ways. Watch plots and statistics change as you modify gates with Kaluza patent-pending technology.

  • Work with large data sets in real time
  • Perform complex analysis with ease
  • Maximize your investment in computing processors

Experience the quality difference
Uncompromising quality and reliability for multi-file, high-content data analysis–

  • Worry-free analysis
  • If you crash it, we want to know!

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Intelligent design for data exploration
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Sample Plots

Radar Plot

Achieve a multi-dimensional view of your data without drawing a single gate. Clusters are easily viewed in multiple dimensions uncovering relevant and rare populations typically not detected with traditional bivariate plots and gating strategies.

Detect the slightest variations in populations with novel features such as translucency adjustment to further visualize overlaps.
 

Tree Plot

When working with high color in flow cytometry, the number of data plots increases significantly with each color added to the analysis. A tree plot is a useful data comparison tool that can condense data from up to 28 bivariate plots based on your gated data established within the protocol.

In a single display, the tree plot easily renders what would otherwise require dozens of plots, gates and regions.  Each “tree branch” represents a unique phenotype that can be used as a gate for further exploration.

  • Complete phenotypic breakdown in a single display
  • Animated radar plot for multi-dimensional data display
  • Multiple file merge for improved analysis of rare populations and time-course studies
  • Simultaneous composite analysis of multiple files
  • Custom PDF reportsfor single or multiple files
  • Drag-and-drop functionality to create overlays with translucency option
  • Preview feature for adding new data to composites
  • Copy/paste high-resolution images into MS office

Kaluza FAQ

What is Kaluza?

Kaluza Software is a revolutionary flow cytometry analysis software solution designed for high content data. Kaluza provides visualization tools, speed and innovative simplicity to the flow community. With features designed to make your life in the lab easier, Kaluza aims to provide a greater understanding of the data generated by modern cytometers. Kaluza employs patent pending technology that allows for real time analysis of high content files, allowing you to spend your valuable time on discovery.

 

Is Kaluza compatible with the FCS files from my system?

Kaluza is compatible with files that comply with the FCS standard through the most recently released standard. The software has been tested against a large repository of these files, but there are also tools available within Kaluza to ensure that parameters are loaded properly (i.e. linear vs. log).

 

Where can I purchase the Kaluza software?

You can purchase Kaluza by selecting the product(s) from the Products tab or speaking with your Beckman Coulter representative.    

 

Where did Kaluza get its name?

Theodor Franz Eduard Kaluza (November 9, 1885 - January 19, 1954) was a German mathematician and physicist known for the Kaluza-Klein theory involving field equations in five-dimensional space. His idea that fundamental forces can be unified by introducing additional dimensions re-emerged much later in string theory. His theories attempted to rationalize complex multidimensional space which is analogous to the challenges faced with when analyzing complex flow cytometry data.

 

How is Kaluza licensed?

Kaluza is licensed through the use of a hardware key, commonly known as a romlock or dongle. These keys provide easy portability of software from one computer to another and for analysis on your laptop when you’re on the move.

 

How does the network license work?

The network license provided with Kaluza is based on the number of concurrent sessions running Kaluza. An unlimited number of computers can have the software installed. The network license will control the maximum number of users actively logged into the network key. The key management software can be easily accessed through a web-based program.

 

What are the recommended computer specifications?

Kaluza employs patented technology that revolutionizes the speed at which data is analyzed. As with all software, the speed at which it operates is dependent on the specification of your hardware as well as the size and complexity of the data being handled. Please see more detailed information in the Computer Specifications section.

 

How do I get more performance from my current system?

Kaluza provides an Event Sampling Mode that allows you to optimize performance with large event files on sub-optimal computer workstations. It can be accessed from the Kaluza Options dialog via the main launch icon. This feature optimizes performance when moving gates or updating compensation by setting the application to temporarily decrease the number of events that appear on the plot.

 

What operating systems are compatible with Kaluza?

Kaluza v1.5 was validated on Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Window 10 operating systems.  Ad hoc testing was performed on Windows XP 32-bit SP3, Windows Vista 32-bit SP2 operating systems .Kaluza is also compatible with MAC hardware using those operating systems under dual-boot programs such as "Bootcamp". 

OS X systems running in a virtual machine environment with Windows such as "Parallels" and "VirtualBox" has not been verified and has been known to show visual glitches. Also, the demo mode in virtual machines has been disabled.

 

What new features have been added to Kaluza 1.5? 

Many new features were added to version 1.5 of Kaluza. Please view those features on the NEW with Kaluza 1.5 tab.

 

What language packages are available for Kaluza 1.5?

Currently Kaluza is available also in Simplified Chinese and Japanese. Other language packages will be posted here as they become available.

 

How do I upgrade to 1.5?

A free of charge download is available under the Documents tab. Your existing dongle will work with this build of Kaluza.

 

Will Kaluza v1.5 work with my Kaluza for Gallios Acquisition software?

Yes, Kaluza v1.5 will work with Kaluza Acquisition software however some functionality in Kaluza v1.5 was not updated in Kaluza for Gallios. This may cause some cases on incompatibility.

In a single display, the tree plot easily renders what would otherwise require dozens of plots, gates and regions. Each “tree branch” represents a unique phenotype that can be used as a gate for further exploration.

Tutorials

The following information is for training purposes only and are not intended to replace Instructions for Use (IFU) documentation. Always follow labeling and manufacturer’s recommendations for intended use.
 

Opening data files

  • Select the Open Files button located at center of your Kaluza workspace or from the Application menu located at the upper left of your workspace
  • Files may also be accessed from the Recently Used Items list and can be imported into Kaluza from Windows Explorer with the drag-and-drop feature
  • Using the CTRL or Shift keys allows operators to select multiple files

 

Creating plots

  • Add plots to a dataset by selecting the desired plot type from the Plots and Tables Ribbon tab
  • Assign parameters by clicking on each axis parameter hyperlink
  • Drag and drop any plot type from the Ribbon tab to the desired location on the plot sheet
  • Create histograms following the same process. 
  • Assign gates by clicking on the link located at the top of the histogram
  • Select Add All Plots from the Plots and Tables Ribbon tab to compare forward and side scatter for one dot plot


Radial menus

  • Access editing tools with the Radial Menu
  • Right-click on a plot, gate, plot or report sheet to view and select edit tools specific to the specific menu item
  • For added efficiency, many plot radial menu tools are accessible with multi-selected plots

 

Attributes pane

  • Select the Parameters tab to view data file parameter name and description
  • Click the chevron to expand detail view
  • Edit description fields for any parameter
  • Select the Compensation tab to view the compensation spillover matrix; edit by clicking directly in a cell or plots via slider bars
  • View gate color assignments by selecting the Color Precedence tab
  • Assign gate colors by dragging/dropping color selection to the gate

 

Overlay plot

  • Select up to eight histograms display
  • Formatting tools are found in the Plot Radial menu
  • Set up an overlay plot by selecting the Overlay Button from the Plots and Tables Ribbon tab. Add histograms pressing the (Alt) key while dragging a histogram or plot into the overlay plot or click on the Choose Histograms link at the bottom of the plot
  • Add multiple histograms or plots to the overlay with the same method.

 

Tree plot

  • Select the Tree Plot button from the Plots and Tables Ribbon tab.
  • Assign an input gate by clicking on the link at the top of the plot;  click Choose Branches to select desired gated populations
  • Hover your mouse over a bar for gate names and data detail including positive/negative classification
  • Use Tree Plot Bars as input gates for other plots, including other tree plots; press (Alt) key and drag the tree bar to the intended plot to assign logic
  • Customize tree plots using the Radial Menu

NEW with Kaluza 1.3

Kaluza software sample tree plot

Spend more time on discovery with advanced Kaluza technology 

 
  • Protocol support integrated in FCS files (Kaluza for Gallios)
  • Smooth adjustment of gate position, compensation settings and bi-exponential dividers, regardless of event count for fluid response with large data sets
  • Density plot algorithm refinement for more accurate plot visualization
  • Width measurements defaults to a linear scale when added to a plot
  • Relaxed importing and linking compensation restrictions. Compensated detectors must match by name (case insensitive; other conditions have been removed)
  • Scale options (decades, negative width) for log/logical not linked across datasets in a composite
  • Enhanced geometric mean for greater accuracy with populations closer to zero
                                             

Installation Instructions

System Requirements

For Kaluza Analysis to install properly, your system must satisfy the following:

  • Operating system:
    • Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit Operating System with Service Pack 1
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 10
  • Minimum resolution: 1440 x 900
    • The layout of the main workspace is optimized for high-resolution widescreen monitors; however, the software can function with a resolution as low as 1440 x 900.
  • Processor:
    • The processor must support SSE2 Instruction Set.

Accelerated Compute Engine Option

If an nVidia Tesla K20 card is present in a Windows 7 64-bit Operating System, Kaluza Analysis uses the 2496 processors on the card.

If an nVidia Tesla C2075 card is present in a Windows 7 64-bit Operating System, Kaluza Analysis uses the 448 processors on the card.

Kaluza Installation Procedure

To install Kaluza Analysis:

  1. Install the Kaluza Analysis disc into the DVD drive.
    NOTE: The current version of Kaluza Analysis will automatically be removed during this installation process.
  2. Double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
  3. Double-click the DVD drive.
  4. Locate Kaluza Analysis Setup.exe and double-click to launch the installation process.
    IMPORTANT: Depending on the version of Windows, the operating system, the drive used for the installation, and the permissions that have been set up for your computer, you may receive security warnings, which must be acknowledged prior to installing Kaluza Analysis.
  5. Once all warnings have been acknowledged, the Kaluza Analysis Installer dialog box appears. As demonstrated in the dialog box, the application is dependent upon successful installation of three other prerequisites, which are included on your Kaluza Analysis installation disc. If any of the three prerequisites have not already been installed on your computer, an “X” will appear next to the name of each product that needs to be installed. Install each pending prerequisite, one at a time, by selecting the Install link, and then following all prompts and accepting all default settings for each pending installation. When a product has been successfully installed, a check mark will display next to the product name.
  6. When all three prerequisites have been installed, select the Install Kaluza Analysis button located in the lower right corner of the dialog box.
    NOTE: The Install Kaluza button will not be enabled until all three products have been installed.
  7. The Kaluza Analysis Setup dialog box appears. Read the license agreement, and select the checkbox signifying that you accept the terms of the license agreement. Select Install.
  8. Once the installation process is complete, select Finish. The Kaluza Analysis icon should now be located on you r desktop. Double-click the icon to launch the software.

For details on using Kaluza Analysis, refer to the Kaluza Analysis Software Instructions for Use by selecting the link located in the upper right corner of the application.

IMPORTANT: To view the Kaluza Analysis Software Instructions for Use, Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer. Adobe Reader is distributed on the Kaluza Analysis installation disc, or can be downloaded from http://get.adobe.com/reader.

Training Courses

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Videos

  • Kaluza for Gallios - Using the Simulator with Modern Browser

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  • Kaluza for Gallios Compensation Tutorial - Creating a Compensation Matrix

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  • Kaluza for Gallios Compensation Tutorial - Creating a Compensation Worklist

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  • Kaluza for Gallios Compensation Tutorial - Using the Simulator with a Legacy Browser

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  • Kaluza Software: ASCB 2013 Kaluza Prize

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  • Kaluza Software: Experience the performance difference of Kaluza

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    Kaluza´s revolutionary speed makes analysis of multiple datasets as simple as drag & drop. Patented data processing technology enables simultaneous analysis of many large files.
  • Kaluza Software: Extended Features for Kaluza Analysis

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  • Kaluza Software: Getting to Know Your Kaluza Acquisition Software

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  • Kaluza Software: Intelligent design

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    Kaluza is designed to simply, efficiently and quickly analyze multicolor, multiparametric data from cytometers of today and tomorrow. Kaluza´s intelligent design provides an intuitive environment for data exploration.
  • Kaluza Software: Launch

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  • Kaluza Software: Parametric Visualization

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    Kaluza´s innovative multiparametric plots revolutionize the way multicolor data is analyzed. Multidimensional visualization tools can significantly reduce time required for complex data analysis.
  • Kaluza Software: Performance

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    Kaluza’s revolutionary speed makes analysis of multiple datasets as simple as drag & drop. Patented data processing technology enables simultaneous analysis of many large files.
  • Kaluza Software: You Have Your Data, Now What? Setting Up Statistics

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  • Kaluza Tutorial: Attributes Pane

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    The Kaluza Attributes pane displays the data file’s Parameters, Compensation, and Color Precedence details.

    Click on the Parameters tab to view the data file’s Parameter Names and Descriptions. Click on the chevron to Show...

  • Kaluza Tutorial: Creating Plots

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    Plots are easily added to a dataset by clicking on the desired plot type from the Plots and Tables Ribbon tab. To assign parameters to the plot, simply click on the parameter hyperlink on each axis. Any plot type may be dragged and dropped from...

  • Kaluza Tutorial: Opening data files

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    Data files may be opened in Kaluza by:

    Selecting the Open Files button in the center of the Kaluza workspace. Alternatively, you may open files from the Application Menu located at the upper left of the Kaluza workspace. Also from the...

  • Kaluza Tutorial: Overlay Plot

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    An overlay plot is a combination of multiple histogram plots displayed in a single plot. It is a highly visual data comparison tool and up to 8 histograms may be added for display. Several formatting tools are available through the Plot Radial...

  • Kaluza Tutorial: Radial Menus

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    Radial menus provide quick access to a variety of editing tools in Kaluza.  Simply right click on a plot, gate, Plot Sheet or Report sheet to view the Radial menus.  As you hover over any Radial menu icon, a menu appears allowing you...

  • Kaluza Tutorial: Tree Plots

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    When working with high color in flow cytometry, the number of data plots increases significantly with each color added to the analysis. A Tree Plot is a useful data comparison tool that can condense data from up to 28 bivariate plots. It is...

  • Webinars & Symposiums

  • Data Flow Rethinking Data Analysis for Flow Cytometry - Kaluza 1.1

    Sharlene Wright, Beckman Coulter

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    Designed to quickly and efficiently analyze multi-color, multi-parametric high content data generated by today's flow cytometers, the revolutionary Kaluza analysis software provides novel visualization tools, real time speed and powerful...
  • DuraClone - A New Frontier in Dry Reagents

    Aprajita Priyadarshini, Sr. Applications Scientist, Beckman Coulter

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    DuraClone is an innovative approach for dry reagents for flow cytometry. The proprietary process results in a product that is consistent from tube to tube and lot to lot and eliminates the need for cold chain storage. The process is distinct...

  • Microvesicle Detection and Cell Sorting

    Vasilis Toxavidis, MChS, HCPR Resource Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Harvard Stem Cell Institute John Tigges, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Flow

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    There is great interest in both medical and scientific communities in submicron cell derived particles, termed microparticles or microvesicles. A great difficulty in this field, however, has been the optimization and standardization of...

  • Stem Cells: Identification & Isolation through High-Speed Cell Sorting

    E. Michael Meyer, Research Scientist Manager, Flow Cytometry Facility University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

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    The discussion of Stem Cells can cover a range of topics and cell types; hematopoietic progenitor cells, mesenchymal, adipose, and even "cancer" stem cells are just few of the types of stem cells that we work with on a daily basis...

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