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FACSAria II Sorter

Description
BD FACSAria-II cell sorter is a digital sorter enabling high-speed sorting and multicolor analysis. The instrument accommodates three air-cooled lasers (488-nm, 633-nm and 405-nm) Digital acquisition rates of up to 70,000 events/second Multicolor analysis of up to 15 parameters Two- and four-way bulk sorting devices for a variety of tube sizes Automated Cell Deposition Unit (ACDU) for sorting to multiwell plates or microscope slides Ability to perform aseptic sorting

Features
11 parameters, Forward Scatter, Side Scatter, 5 fluorescent detectors off 488-nm, 2 fluorescent detectors off 633-nm, and 2 fluorescent detectors off 405-nm (See more information in: BD FACSAria II configuration, at the related links) Lasers and filters:

Laser line/color (Excitation) 488 nm / Blue Coherent Sapphire solid-state laser, 22 mW

Detector A B C D E

Emission Filter (nm) 780 / 60 (Infra-Red) 695 / 40 (Red-FarRed) 616/23(Red) 585 / 42 (Orange-Red) 530 / 30 (Green)

Example of available markers PE-Cy7 PerCP-Cy5-5 PE-TxRed PE, PI Alexa Four 488, FITC, GFP, CFSE, Sytox Green, YFP, BOBIPY, Oregon Green, Pico Green SSC FSC APC-Cy7 APC, Alexa Flour 647

633 nm / Red JDS Uniphase Helium Neon laser, 20 mW 405 nm / Violet Coherent VioFlame solid-state laser, 25 mW

F (SSC) FSC A B C A B C

488 / 10 780 / 60 (Infra Red) 660 / 20 (Red)

530 / 30 (Green) 450 / 40 (Blue)

AmCyan, Cascade Yellow, Alexa Flour 430 Cascade Blue, Pacific Blue, Hoechst, DAPI, Alexa Fluor 405

Specifications and performance


Fluorescence Sensitivity FITC: 125 molecules of equivalent soluble fluorochrome (MESF-FITC) PE: 125 molecules of equivalent soluble fluorochrome (MESF-PE) Fluorescence Resolution

Coefficient of variation PI-Area of <3.0%, full G0/G1 peak for propidium iodide (PI)-stained chicken erythrocyte nuclei Coefficient of variation Hoechst-Area of <3.5%, full G0/G1 peak for Hoechst-stained chicken erythrocyte nuclei Fluorescence Linearity Doublet/singlets ratio for CEN stained with PI = 1.95-2.05 detected off the 488-nm laser or Hoechst = 1.95-2.05 detected off the 405-nm laser Forward and Side Scatter Sensitivity Sensitivity enables separation of fixed platelets from noise, identification of bacteria, and 0.5-micron beads. Forward and Side Scatter Resolution Scatter performance is optimized for resolving lymphocytes, monocytes, and granulocytes. Sample Acquisition Rate Maximum acquisition rate: 70,000 events per second with 8 parameters, 12 compensation pairs. Maximum rate < 70,000 events per second with more parameters, > 100,000 events per second with fewer parameters. Sorting options: Two- and four-way sorting into microtubes, 12 X 75, and 15 mL tubes ACDU (automated cell deposition unit) for sorting into multiwell plates and onto microscope slides Sample injection chamber for various sample input tubes, including microtubes, 12 X 75, and 15 mL tubes. Includes sample agitation and temperature control. Signal Processing Digital electronics with 10 MHz sampling frequency Up to sixteen acquisition channels with up to four spatially separated laser beams 18-bit data acquisition for area signals Inter- and intra-beam compensation on-line and post-acquisition off-line Height, Width, and Area measurement available for all parameters Time parameter available for kinetic studies (Calcium) Ratio measurements between any two parameters from any laser

Nozzle selection and design An expanded set of nozzles lets users sort a wide range of particle sizes. Four nozzle sizes are supported: 70, 85, 100, and 130 microns. The large nozzle allows for sorting of sensitive cells at lower pressure. Digital Electronics The BD FACSAria II cell sorter uses digital electronics to acquire data at rates up to 70,000 events per second for up to 8 parameters, with linear results over a broad dynamic range.

Applications
Sterile sorting of events