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Flow Cytometry Core Facility (FACS)

MODEL Various
CONTACT 1 Dr Andrew Filby
CONTACT 2 http://www.ncl.ac.uk/fccf/contact/
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SITE International Centre for Life


The facility contains a mixture of cell sorters providing 4 way multi parameter high speed droplet cell sorting and non sorting flow cytometers ranging from 4 colour up to 18 colour capability.

Accessory instrumentation includes Lyse wash assistants, high throughput sampler module and a Vi Cell, and Tali cell counters,providing viability and cell sizing. These are all invaluable aids to flow Cytometry analysis and sorting. A full suite of flow Cytometry analysis software is also available on dedicated analysis computers to enable users of the facility to analyse the acquired data quickly and efficiently.

The facility runs a one day flow Cytometry meeting once per year that has been very well attended by a worldwide audience, in addition we offer a 2 day, in depth, flow Cytometry colour compensation course, again very well attended and run approximately 4 times per year.


THe LSR II provides a H.T.S. system , THe FACSFusion sorter is contained within a BCL class II hood

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Last Updated: 4th May, 2017