Flow Cytometry Facility
Instrument comparison at a glance
|Sorters||Biosafety Level*||Parameters**||Lasers (nm)||Nozzle size||Temperature control (C)||Sorting|
|FACSMelody||BSL2*||V(3), B(4), R(2)||405, 488, 640||100um||5, 37||2-way | plates + tubes*** (5mL)|
|Sony MA900||BSL2*||V(7), B(5), Y(4), R(3)||405, 488, 561, 640||100um||5, 37||2 and 4-way | plates + tubes (1.5, 2, 5, 15 mL)|
|FACSAria Fusion||BSL2*||V(5), B(2), Y(4), R(3)||405, 488, 561, 640||70, 85, 100, and 130um||4, 20, 37, 42||2 and 4-way | plates + tubes (1.5, 2, 5, 15 mL)|
|Biometrica Biosorter||BSL1||B(3)||488||500um||none||50 mL tubes|
* Biocontainment hood + aerosol management
** B: blue, R: red, UV: ultraviolet, V: violet, Y: yellow
|Analyzers||Biosafety Level||Parameters||Lasers (nm)||Sampling||Tube type*||Plate type|
|FACSymphony||BSL1||UV(6), V(6), B(4), Y(4), R(3)||355, 405, 488, 561, 640||Single manually loaded tube||5 mL||96- and 384-well plates|
|Attune NxT||BSL1||V(6), B(2), Y(3), R(3)||405, 488, 561, 640||Single manually loaded tube | Plate autosampler||0.5, 1.5, 5 mL||6- and 384-well plates|
* The FACSymphony only accepts polystyrene tubes
You can find useful tips and information on the Cornell Center for Immunology’s Flow Cytometry resources page, including panel design do’s and don’ts, data repositories, textbooks, tips, tutorials, protocols and more.
The Flow Cytometry Facility is the result of a faculty-led initiative across several colleges on campus. Generous financial support came through the offices of Provost Mike Kotlikoff and Vice Provost for Research Emmanuel Giannelis, the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Human Ecology, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Arts and Sciences.
Acknowledging BRC services and staff
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