Cytometry and cell sorting

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The technology

Flow cytometry allows the characterization of cells according to their size, their granulosity and the presence or absence of molecules of interest. Cells are labeled with fluorescent markers (eg: fluorescent antibodies, viability or apoptosis or proliferative markers,…) and pass in front of lasers. The markers excited by the lasers emit light at different wavelength. The emitted lights are collected and the fluorescence intensity is quantified for each fluorochrome to determine the amount and type of cells present in a sample.

 

Equipment 

Cytometry : 5 cell analyzers

CYTEK AURORA Spectral Flow Cytometer

 

With 64 fluorescent channels, Cytek® Aurora is able to detect the entire spectrum of the emitted light (between 365nm and 829nm). Each fluorochrome being characterized by its own spectral signature, this cytometer allows the simultaneously fluorochromes detection impossible to differentiated with the conventional cytometry (e.g. APC and Alexa Fluor 647, or GFP and FITC). It allows also the detection of new dyes without reconfiguring the system. The number of fluorescence’s in a same panel exceeds by far those measured in a conventional system. For example, it’s possible to use 33 different markers to characterize the different T cells sub-population on a single sample.

Specifications:

  • 5 lasers : 355nm, 405nm, 488nm, 561nm and 640nm.
  • SSC : 2 detectors with 405nm and 488nm bandpass filters.
  • Volumetric sensor for the counts cells during the sample recording
  • Plate loader

 

FACS CANTO BD BiosciencesTM

  • 3 lasers: 405nm, 488nm, 633nm
  • 8 fluorescent detectors (FACS CANTO Fluorochrome Table)
  • BD High Throughput Sampler (HTS) for fully automated sample acquisition from microtiter plates
  • Software: Digital data acquisition with software compensation, BD FACS DIVA

 

 

FACSVerse BD Biosciences

  • 3 lasers: 405nm, 488nm, 633nm
  • 8 fluorescent detectors (FACS Verse Fluorochrome Table)
  • BD FACS Universal Loader for automated sample acquisition from tubes rack or from microtiter plates
  • Software: Digital data acquisition with software compensation, BD FACSuite

 

 

FACSCelesta BD Biosciences

  • 3 lasers: 405nm, 488nm, UV
  • 12 fluorescent detectors (FACS CELESTA Fluorochrome Table)
  • BD High Throughput Sampler (HTS) for fully automated sample acquisition from microtiter plates
  • Software: Digital data acquisition with software compensation, BD FACS DIVA

 

 

LSR II BD Biosciences

  • 4 lasers: 405nm, 488nm, 561nm, 640nm
  • 19 fluorescent detectors (LSR Fluorochrome Table)
  • Software: Digital data acquisition with software compensation, BD FACS DIVA

 

Cell Sorting : 2 ARIA BD Biosciences

  • 3 lasers: 405nm, 488nm, 633nm
  • 8 fluorescent detectors (FACS ARIA Fluorochrome Table)
  • Software: Digital data acquisition with software compensation, BD FACS DIVA
  • Temperature control for sample and sorted populations
  • Sort collection devices: Tubes (1.5mL, 5mL, 15mL), Plates (6/48/96 wells)