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The Flow Cytometry Facility has three analytical cytometers including one with plate-reading.

Examples of application:

  • Immunophenotyping
  • Cell cycle
  • Proliferation assays
  • Apoptosis and cell viability assays

Instruments available:

  • BD Fortessa LSR (5 lasers, can detect up to 16 colours at once)
  • BD Fortessa LSR with high-throughput sampler (4 lasers, can detect up to 18 colours at once) – able to take 96-well plates for analysis of cells in suspension and acquire 40,000 events per second
  • BD FACS Canto II (2 lasers, can detect up to 6 fluorescent signals)

The analysers are user-operated but all users require at least one training session before they can be used independently. Training should be requested by contacting

We welcome enquires regarding possible uses.