BD expands easy-to-use cell sorters portfolio

26 May 2016 (Last Updated May 26th, 2016 18:30)

US based medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has introduced its new cell sorter, the BD FACSMelody system to increase their existing portfolio of easy-to-use cell sorters.

US based medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has introduced its new cell sorter, the BD FACSMelody system to increase their existing portfolio of easy-to-use cell sorters.

Based on BD's newly launched flow cytometers such as the BD Accuri C6 Plus and BD FACSCelesta systems, the BD FACSMelody system features simplicity in its design and is intended for benchtop use.

The device detects and isolates target cells for up to nine colours which is important for the identification of dim or rare subpopulations.

"The BD FACSMelody system not only simplifies the entire operational process, but also has been designed to maximise cell population resolution and sort purity."

The cell-sorting procedure is assisted by the BD FACSChorus software which guides the researchers using an advanced automation technology.

The technology allows researchers to isolate two cell populations into separate tubes or deposit single or multiple target cells into 96- or 384-well plates at the same time.

BD worldwide biosciences president Claude Dartiguelongue said: "The BD FACSMelody system not only simplifies the entire operational process, but also has been designed to maximise cell population resolution and sort purity."

The BD FACSMelody cell sorting system is designed in six different configurations to cater to various application requirements ranging from a molecular biology lab isolating transfected cells with a single-color reporter gene to an immunology lab sorting a rare lymphocyte subset with a nine-color reagent panel.

The system features enhanced sensitivity and resolution by the optical fluidic alignment by a gel-coupled cuvette, which is designed to leverage the comprehensive BD Horizon Brilliant reagent portfolio.