The Laminar Wash™ AUTO 1000 System is a fully automated system for surface staining and intracellular staining protocols. It features walk-away automation and a capacity of four plates. The platform comes pre-programmed with modifiable protocols that are easy for the user to immediately use, with no programming needed. It is designed to produce the most quantitative and reproducible results for flow-cytometry users. The platform reduces user variability and day-to-day variation prevalent in flow cytometry. Unlike custom automation- or centrifugation-based systems, the AUTO 1000 provides easy, turnkey automation and exceptional flexibility. In addition, the platform is much more compact, affordable, and lower maintenance than automation systems built around centrifugation.