FACSMelody Cell Sorter
Centre technical experts
Senior Research Technician - MAP lab
PhD student - Marzi lab
Postdoc - Nott lab
Where: Level 7 Sir Michael Uren Hub, White City Campus
Technique: Flow Cytometry
Manufacturer: BD Biosciences
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The BD FACSMelody is a 9-colour high-speed cell sorter with three lasers (Violet 405nm, Blue 488nm and Red 640nm), a fixed optical alignment and a pressure-driven fluidics system. It uses flow cytometry techniques to separate cells for downstream interrogation of distinct cell populations.
The instrument creates a single flow of cells and uses up to 3 lasers to define a set of characteristic cell properties for subsequent selective labelling with an electric charge. This allows the cells to be separated through their electrostatic deflection.