The BD FACSAria™ II cell sorter is equipped with three excitation lasers (blue 488nm, red 642nm and violet 405nm) and can detect up to 13 parameters (11 fluorescence channels plus forward scatter and side scatter).
This high-end cell sorter offers 4 nozzle sizes (70um, 85um, 100um and 130um) and is available for user DIY sorting at a reduced rate of $60 per hour (extra training is required). It is housed in a class II C.A.S™ biosafety cabinet (PC2).
It can simultaneously sort 1-4 populations into a variety of tube sizes, as well as single/multiple cell deposition onto a variety of plate/slide types. This instrument is equipped with an optional true-blue 445nm laser (co-linear with the blue 488nm laser), which is optimal for environmental applications.
This cell sorter runs FACS Diva™ 7 software, generating FCS3.0 files.