Flow Cytometry / Cell Sorter

Developed by: Centro Andaluz de Nanomedicina y Biotecnología BIONAND


Flow cytometry is a highly effective method for analyzing thousands cells or other particles in a matter of minutes.  Flow cytometers detect the fluorescence, size and complexity of particles that pass through laser beams as a stream.  In this way they can quickly generating statistically valid data by counting very large numbers of particles - something that would be extremely difficult with traditional microscopy approaches.  Flow cytometers are very well established in hospitals for routine diagnosis and now widely used for different types of research application, from marine biology to stem cell research.  A Cell Sorter is a specialized flow cytometer which is able to physically separate different classes of particles based on their fluorescence or other physical characteristics.


Beckman Coulter Galios flow cytometer

Beckman Coulter MoFlo cell sorter


  • Detection of rare events
  • Multi-parameter assays
  • Cell cycle analysis
  • Marine biology 
  • Single cell separation 
  • Cell purification from tissues  

John Robert Pearson


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