BD Biosciences introduces new FACSJazz cell sorter

24 June 2012 (Last Updated June 24th, 2012 18:30)

Medical technology company BD Biosciences has introduced its new FACSJazz flow cytometer cell sorter.

Medical technology company BD Biosciences has introduced its new FACSJazz flow cytometer cell sorter.

The FACSJazz cell sorter, including digital controls and factory-optimised settings, simplifies cellular isolation and analysis for researchers requiring high sample integrity, said the company.

"Alberto Mas, BD Biosciences president, said the BD FACSJazz cell sorting system can identify and isolate single or multiple cells even from complex or extremely rare cell populations."

Alberto Mas, BD Biosciences president, said the BD FACSJazz cell sorting system can identify and isolate single or multiple cells even from complex or extremely rare cell populations.

"With application across a number of applications, we believe that this product will complement the recent and very rapid advances in genomic studies where sample integrity is critical for next-generation sequencing and sequence detection," Mas added.

BD Biosciences, which is a segment of Becton, Dickinson and Company, claims that the isolated single or multiple cells can be deposited in 96 and 384 well plates with precision, accuracy and rapidity.

Available with an optional, custom-designed biological safety cabinet, the cell sorter can be configured to support up to six colours with eight parameters.

The system, including a standard blue laser, can be additionally configured with an optional red or a violet laser and pulse processing to enhance live dead cell discrimination and cell cycle analysis.

The BD FACS Sortware also sorts the cells to simplify workflow and to isolate cells into tubes, or plates as single or multiple cells, said the company, which manufactures and distributes reagents and medical instrument systems to speed up the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers.