BD FACSCalibur

Sample introduction productivity can be gained with the optional BD FACS™ Loader or the BD™ High Throughput Sampler (HTS).

The BD FACS Loader is an instrument option that allows walkaway sample introduction to further improve productivity. The BD FACS Loader carousel accommodates up to forty 12 x 75-mm tubes and automatically loads them on the BD FACSCalibur™ system without operator intervention.


BD™ High Throughput Sampler (HTS) option*

To improve experimental workflow in research applications, the optional BD™ High Throughput Sampler (HTS) provides rapid, fully automated sample acquisition from 96- and 384-well microtiter plates. In high-throughput mode, the HTS option can speed through a 96-well plate in fewer than 15 minutes† with less than 0.5% sample carryover from one well to the next. Low carryover is essential in research applications to ensure sample purity and data integrity.

Features System - HTS Image

BD High Throughput Sampler (HTS) option

Fast acquisition speed is achieved by synchronizing two high-precision pumps for sample mixing, sample injection, and probe washing. Standard throughput mode can be selected for acquisition of larger sample volumes.

BD™ Plate Manager software allows you to create customized protocols with user-defined mixing, wash, and analysis parameters that can be reused.

BD FACS™ Loader Option

Features Options - Loader Option

The BD FACS™ Loader option available for the BD FACSCalibur system provides walkaway automation for routine applications. Featuring a removable 40-tube carousel, on-board mixing, and BD™ Worklist Manager software, the BD FACS Loader option offers superior flexibility to efficiently address the workflow demands of the busy laboratory.


Barcode Reader

Features Options - Barcode Reader

The optional BD FACSCalibur desktop barcode reader reads one-dimensional barcode labels.


Unique, easy-to-use sorting technology (optional)*

Unique, easy-to-use sorting technology (optional)*

The BD FACSCalibur cell sorting option allows users to identify and isolate a population of interest. Sorting on the BD FACSCalibur occurs in a completely enclosed, aerosol-free environment for enhanced safety which is especially important when processing biohazardous samples. The sorting process is designed to be straightforward. After the population of interest is gated, simply click Acquire to begin the sort. After the sample is acquired and cells pass through the laser, a unique catcher tube mechanism moves in and out of the sample core stream at a rate of roughly 300 times per second to capture the designated cells and direct them to a collection tube or to an optional cell concentrator module for further processing.



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* Some options and applications are for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

† Based on a 2-second sample acquisition.