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Location: Room P2-A-49 ( 47224)
Manufacturer: BD Biosciences
Model: BD FACSymphony S6 SE
Nickname: "S6 SE"
Software: FACSDiva 9.6
Year: 2023
BD FACSymphony S6 SE Booking
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System overview

The BD FACSymphony S6 SE cell sorter is a high speed benchtop digital flow cytometer equipped with a sensitive, fixed-alignment cuvette flow cell. It has five spatially separated lasers - 349 nm, 405 nm, 488 nm, 561 nm and 633 nm. Its primary function is to analyze complex populations of cells and yield pure populations of cells meeting defined criteria. The sorter can purify samples that are simply positive and negative for a single fluorophore or as complex as multi-color samples with complex gating strategies.

The BD FACSymphony™ S6 SE allows for high-parameter spectral flow cytometry. It enables you to gain full visible spectrum coverage to collect all light emitted without the need for filter changes, increasing dye flexibility and number of simultaneous colors. It also allows for autofluorescence unmixing, that may enable the resolution of difficult cells and populations.

Sorting can be performed into four or six tubes with speeds up to 25,000 events/second. The system sorts by incorporating cells from the sample tube into a stream of sterile PBS. The stream is interrogated by the lasers at the flow cell and the system electronics keeps track of each cell as they pass through the laser and determines specific cells that meet the sort criteria. A transducer vibrates the stream and induces droplet formation, with cells in the stream being incorporated into the droplets. If a cell meets the sorting criteria and is in the last drop before the break off, the instrument will charge that drop. The charged droplet is then deflected into the proper collection tube by the charge plates. Different cell types can be sorted with the use of 70 μm, 85 μm, 100 μm and 130 μm nozzles. The fully integrated Class II Type A2 biosafety cabinet meets personal and product protection, reducing the risk of operator exposure, while sorting potentially hazardous samples (e.g human samples and other BSL-2 level samples).

  • 48 fluorescent detectors
  • Five lasers with ultra-violet (349nm), violet (405 nm), blue (488 nm), yellow-green (561 nm) and red (640 nm)
  • Enables both spectral unmixing and compensation workflows
  • 70 μm, 85 μm, 100 μm and 130 μm nozzles available
  • Up to 6-way sorting into 1.5 ml or 4 ml tubes and 4-way sorting into a combination of 5 mL tubes and 15 ml tubes
  • Sorting for 6-, 12-, 24-, 96-, 384-well, PCR and other custom plates

If your samples are not potentially hazardous (e.g human samples and other BSL-2 level samples) you may also sort in the BD FACS Aria III


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Booking Rules

The system is available for booking from 10am to 6pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The cell sorting service is provided by a dedicated technician upon reservation on the online booking system. The system can be booked up to 2 months in advance.

Please check the User Guidelines for detailed information.

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bd_facsymphony_s6_se.txt · Last modified: 2024/03/23 21:48 by flowcytometry