Preparative Flowcytometry

Contact

Dr. Hans-Peter Rahn

hprahn@mdc-berlin.de


Left: Inside view of a FACSAria 2 (flow cell with sort block and deflection plates), Right: Schematic view of the separation principle

Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) is a specialised type of flow cytometry. It provides a method for sorting a heterogeneous mixture of biological cells into distinct subsets, based upon the specific light scattering and fluorescent characteristics of each cell. It allows a fast physical separation of cells with particular interest.

 

This FACS Core Facility provides technical assistance to researchers at the MDC with three state of the art digital high-speed sorters “FACSAria” from BD.

 

reservations and more detailed informations only for internal users