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Sony MA900

Cytek Aurora

BD LSR (BD LSRIIs and BD LSR-Fortessa)

Agilent NovoCyte Penteon

ThermoFisher Attune NxT



Instruments Retired:

Amnis ImageStream-X

BD Accuri C6


For cell sorting, the FCRC at RU is equipped with three BD FACSAria Cell Sorters from BD Biosciences and one MA900 cell sorter from Sony Biotechnology. All instruments provide high-speed, high purity multi-laser cell sorting into up to four tubes and are also capable of sterile sorts of single cells directly into culture plates. BD FACSAria cell sorters are operated by FCRC staff only. Sony MA900 can be operated by researchers with full time (24/7/365) access, after completion of the required training.


For analysis purposes, the FCRC at RU is equipped with seven benchtop analyzers, which cover the wide range of researcher’s needs:

The two spectral Analyzers Cytek Aurora have five lasers (355, 405, 488, 561 and 640 nm) and 64 fluorescence channels. It has a unique capability of measuring the entire emission spectra of the fluorescent dyes excited by multiple lasers installed on the instrument. The full spectrum capture enables the use of the novel unmixing algorithms for the further data analysis. Till now up to 43 different fluorescent labels could be resolved at same time, even when multiple markers are co-expressed on the same cell.

We also have five benchtop alignment-free multipurpose conventional analyzers. Three of them from BD Biosciences: BD LSRII-1, BD LSRII-2 and BD LSR-Fortessa. The laser configurations on the LSR instruments allow for analysis of cell samples stained with 488, 640, 355 (UV), 405, 445 and 561 nm excited dyes. A number of applications, including the multicolor analysis of cell phenotype, gene expression, cell cycle, and others may be performed. Agilent NovoCyte Penteon is equipped with five lasers (355, 405, 488, 561 and 640 nm) and 30 ultimate photodetectors, which provides an expanded set of capabilities that accommodate today’s high-end and increasingly sophisticated multi-color flow cytometry assays with its laboratory automation platforms for FACS tubes (40-tube rack) and 24-, 48-, 96-, and 384-well plates. ThermoFisher Attune NxT is a conventional analyzer equipped with four lasers (405, 488, 561 and 637 nm) and 14 fluorescence channels. Using the unique acoustic focusing feature, the Autosampler enables Attune to run samples tubes or in plate formats, including 96-well, 384-well, and deep-wells with the high volume intake.

After orientation trainings (Virtual Classroom, “Beyond the Basics” Class, Pre-Hands-On Consultation and Instrument Hands-On Training), Cytek Aurora, BD LSRII-1, BD LSRII-2, BD LSR-Fortessa, Agilent NovoCyte Penteon and ThermoFisher Attune NxT  are available for use directly by the investigators.


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