HTS

On HTS: Z-factor

Imagine you do a high throughput screening campaign, how do you know your assay is reliable enough to generate meaningful hits? Well, one might use signal-to-background (S/B) or signal-to-noise (S/N). However, both parameters fail to fully capture the variability in the sample and the background. Zhang et al. introduced the Z-factor in 1999 to address …

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