The Flow Cytometry Core operates a BD FACS Aria high-speed flow cytometer/cell sorter utilizing a quartz cuvette for interrogation. It is equipped with five lasers providing excitation lines at 355 nm, 405 nm, 488 nm, 532 nm and 633 nm. Signal processing is digital, allowing high acquisition rates, recapitulation and logical analysis of acquired data. The Aria is capable of high speed cell sorting (>30,000 events/second) and collecting sorted samples into up to four 2 ml or 5 ml tubes, two 15 ml tubes and is also equipped with a robotic device for sorting into multi-well plates and onto glass slides.
The Aria also has the following accessories:
The Aria is only operated by flow core personnel.