BD FACSCanto II

Keeps operations at peak efficiency

To keep your lab operating a peak throughput and efficiency, the BD FACSCanto system automates many features to help streamline process and reduce hands-on time for operators. The BD FACS™ Loader (the Loader), for example, allows operators to walk away from the cytometer after the samples are introduced, to free time for other activities.

Features including quality control and single-tube instrument setup help operators rapidly learn how to run routine clinical applications to improve the reliability and consistency of results. To further simplify operation, BD FACSCanto™ clinical software automates setup, compensation analysis, and quality control for predefined clinical applications.


Cytometer settings are tracked over time by Levey-Jennings graphs to monitor cytometer performance. Adjustments are made automatically to ensure consistent data integrity and reproducible results from day to day and experiment to experiment. Integrated quality control features further support data integrity by notifying operators if an assay fails predefined standards.

BD FACSCanto clinical software includes specific application modules optimized for use with specific IVD reagent kits. The modules feature automated gating, calculations, and report generation to deliver a consistent, reproducible, and standardized analysis.

As a leading provider of tools for flow cytometry, BD Biosciences is committed to offering comprehensive, innovative software solutions, including third-party solutions that support application-specific customer requirements.

For example, optional Laboratory Information System (LIS) software easily connects the BD FACSCanto II with an existing customer Laboratory Information System to enable direct, bi-directional transfer of data. The software simplifies laboratory workflow by customizing data reporting, securing validation, and transferring data to reduce manual transcription. The solution automates the process from request to reporting to help reduce errors and improve data quality and laboratory productivity.


Monitoring HIV—identification and enumeration of lymphocyte subsets

Monitoring HIV—identification and enumeration of lymphocyte subsets.

The BD Multitest™ 6-color TBNK kit is the first and only 6-color in vitro diagnostic application to provide a complete immune panel in a single tube, saving valuable time and resources for sample processing.

Detection of HLA-B27 antigen

Detection of HLA-B27 antigen

The BD™ HLA-B27 system works with the BD FACSCanto II system to provide a complete solution for rapid detection of HLA-B27 antigen, which is clinically relevant to the evaluation of seronegative spondyloarthropathies.