Amnis Flowsight Imaging Cytometer
This unique cytometer quantitatively detects brightfield, darkfield and fluorescent images with high sensitivity CCD cameras. The fluorescence amplification and minimal noise detection results in very high signal sensitivity. In addition to being able to see the cells displayed in dot plots and histograms, the imaging provides analysis tools not available in conventional cytometers such as texture and spot counting. In the photo above, the color dot plot is a 5-way differential of cells in whole blood using only CD45 fluorescence and darkfield side-scatter. The Flowsight is equipped with violet, blue and red lasers for fluorescence detection in up to 10 channels. Running this instrument is straightforward requiring only laser power adjustment. Make an appointment and core facility personnel will run your samples while showing you how to use the instrument independently in no time!
These are dual-beam (air-cooled lasers) analyzers similar to the FACScan in capabilities with the addition of the second laser for four color immunofluorescence analysis. The second laser is a red-emitting diode, with output at 635nm only, suitable for excitation of APC (Allophycocyanin) or Alexa 647. Aside from the two dedicated FACSCaliburs for core facility analysis, we also have a third instrument for investigator performed analysis (after completing our training course, or demonstrating proficiency).
BD LSR IIs
Lurch and Fester
The LSR II is a state of the art multiparameter flow cytometer analyzer. It features the Digital DIVA hardware and software. There are 2 LSR II's housed in the LRB; LSR A "Fester" has 4 lasers and 10 fluorescent detectors and LSR B "Lurch" has 2 lasers and 8 fluorescent detectors. These LSR II's are primarily for investigator performed analysis and can be used after completing training from the core facility. The core facility LSR II has 5 lasers and 18 fluorescent detectors. Due to the more complex nature, please schedule LSR II experiments that you would like us to run well in advance with any staff member.
Beckman Coulter MoFlo XDP Cell Sorter
The three laser MoFlo XDP digital cell sorter is configured with 2 colors on the 633nm laser, 3 on the 405nm laser which can be configured for Quantum dots as well as violet excited dyes, and 5 colors on the 488nm laser. This machine is ideal for sorting large numbers of small cells.
BD FACSVantage DV-1 Cell Sorter
The configuration is 5 fluorescent detectors from the 488nm laser, 2 detectors from the UV laser and 1 detector (APC) from the red laser utilizing the octagons and trigon detectors found in the BD FACSAria, LSRII and FACSCantos.
Core Lab BD FACSAria II Cell Sorter
The Core Lab Aria is configured with 5 parameters on the 488nm laser, 3 parameters of the 633nm laser, 3parameters on the 405nm laser, 3 parameters on the 350nm laser, and five parameters on the 561nm laser. With this machine, we are now able to sort 561nm excited fluorochromes such as mCherry. The 561 nm laser is also ideal for sorting RFP. This sorter is available for self-sorting after hours (after 5 pm) for investigators who have completed the training session described on our training page.
BSL3 BD FACSAria Cell Sorter
The BSL3 Aria is configured with 5 parameters on the 488nm laser, 3 parameters on the 633nm laser, 3 parameters on the 405nm laser, and 3 parameters on the 350nm laser. This machine is housed in a BSL3 facility allowing us to sort unscreened human and/or infectious samples up to biosafety level 3.
When scheduling cell sorting please refer to the guides below.